I construct and examine the properties of Lie and Clifford algebras which are used to describe certain types of particles. These algebras are then related to the traditional theory of division algebras. Quaternions are applied to these algebras and their properties are exploited to model physical properties of particles. The...
The polarization state of light in a single mode optical fiber may
be changed by linear and circular birefringence intrinsic to the fiber
or introduced by stress in the fiber due to external pressure, bends or
twists. Rotation of polarization may also occur in the absence of any
This study investigates the polarization and magnetooptic
properties of single-mode fibers. These are important for the
development of single-mode fiber applications such as interferometric
and electromagnetic field sensors and coherent communication systems,
which rely on the polarization state of the light. Various linear,
circular and induced birefringence effects cause mode...
The 4s³P₁ state of argon decays radiatively by a resonance
transition to the 3p⁶¹S₀ ground state; the wavelength of this radiation
is 1067A. By direct observation of the decay of the 1067A radiation
from excited argon gas, a value of 0.93±0.06 x 10⁻⁵ seconds
has been obtained for the natural...