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dc.contributor.authorMashhoon, Bahram
dc.contributor.authorNeutze, Richard
dc.contributor.authorHannam, Mark D.
dc.contributor.authorStedman, Geoffrey E. (Geoffrey Ernest), 1943-
dc.date.issued1998-08eng
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00729-4en_US
dc.description.abstractThe phase perturbation arising from spin-rotation coupling is developed as a natural extension of the celebrated Sagnac effect. Experimental evidence in support of this phase shift, however, has yet to be realized due to the exceptional sensitivity required. We draw attention to the relevance of a series of experiments establishing that circularly polarized light, upon passing through a rotating half-wave plate, is changed in frequency by twice the rotation rate. These experiments may be interpreted as demonstrating the role of spin-rotation coupling in inducing this frequency shift, thus providing direct empirical verification of the coupling of the photon helicity to rotation. A neutron interferometry experiment is proposed which would be sensitive to an analogous frequency shift for fermions. In this arrangement, polarized neutrons enter an interferometer containing two spin flippers, one of which is rotating while the other is held stationary. An observable beating in the transmitted neutron beam intensity is predicted.en_US
dc.identifier.citationarXiv:gr-qc/9808077v1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8612
dc.publisherarXiven_US
dc.relation.ispartofPhysics and Astronomy publicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.subjectspin-rotation couplingen_US
dc.subject.lcshRelativity (Physics)en_US
dc.subject.lcshQuantum cosmologyen_US
dc.titleObservable frequency shifts via spin-rotation couplingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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