Chirality and the angular momentum of light

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.


Chirality is exhibited by objects that cannot be rotated into their mirror images. It is far from obvious that this has anything to do with the angular momentum of light, which owes its existence to rotational symmetries. There is nevertheless a subtle connection between chirality and the angularmomentum of light. We demonstrate this connection and, in particular, its significance in the context of chiral light-matter interactions.




Cameron, R. P., Götte, J. B., Barnett, S. M., & Yao, A. M. (2017). Chirality and the angular momentum of light. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375(2087).

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free