First-order relativistic effects in the electrodynamics of media moving with a nonuniform velocity

 a, b,  a
a S I Vavilov State Optical Institute, Birzhevaya liniya 12, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
b St.Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, ul. Sablinskaya14, St.Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation

A systematic theory of first-order electrodynamic relativistic effects in media moving with a spatially nonuniform velocity is presented. A geometrical optics approach is developed and used to calculate the bending of rays and the change of polarization characteristics of radiation propagating through a continuous medium moving with a nonuniform velocity. Nonreciprocal (i.e., propagation direction-dependent) waveguides and lenses in media moving with a transversely nonuniform velocity are demonstrated. Radiation scattering (diffraction) by localized velocity nonuniformities is studied. Peculiarities of propagation of short-wave (X-ray) radiation in a moving medium are discussed, and some prospects for experimentation are reviewed.

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PACS: 03.30.+p, 03.50.De, 41.20.−q, 42.25.−p (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2006v049n04ABEH005940
Citation: Rozanov N N, Sochilin G B "First-order relativistic effects in the electrodynamics of media moving with a nonuniform velocity" Phys. Usp. 49 407–424 (2006)
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PT Journal Article
TI First-order relativistic effects in the electrodynamics of media moving with a nonuniform velocity
AU Rozanov N N
FAU Rozanov NN
AU Sochilin G B
FAU Sochilin GB
DP 10 Apr, 2006
TA Phys. Usp.
VI 49
IP 4
PG 407-424
RX 10.1070/PU2006v049n04ABEH005940
SO Phys. Usp. 2006 Apr 10;49(4):407-424

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