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dc.contributor.authorRamaseshan, S.-
dc.contributor.authorNityananda, R.-
dc.identifier.citationCurrent Science, 1986, Vol. 55, p1225-1226.en
dc.descriptionOpen Access. Reprinted in Selected papers on fundamentals of quantum optics, Ed. G S Agarwal & B J Thompson. p299, SPIE milestone series Vol. MS103, SPIE, 1995.-
dc.description.abstractThe term "Berry's phase" is now commonly used to describe the change in the phase of a quantum state vector under a sequence of adiabatic changes which returns the system to its original state. The purpose of this note is to point out that a particular case of this concept, as applied to the interference of polarized light, was studied both theoretically and experimentally in a series of papers published in the fifties by S. Pancharatnam. The phase term is proportional to a solid angle on the Poincare sphere which represents the states of polarization of light.en
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dc.publisherIndian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.en
dc.rightsIndian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.en
dc.titleThe interference of polarized light as an early example of Berry's phaseen
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