We focus on the Sagnac effect for light beams in order to evaluate if the higher-order relativistic corrections of kinematic origin could be relevant for actual terrestrial experiments. Moreover, we discuss to what extent the analogy with the Aharonov-Bohm effect holds true in a fully relativistic framework. We show that the analogy with the Aharonov-Bohm is not true in general, but is recovered in a suitable low-order approximation, and that even though the Sagnac effect is influenced by both the position of the interferometer in the rotating frame and its extension, these effects are negligible for current terrestrial experiments

A note on the Sagnac effect and current terrestrial experiments / Ruggiero, MATTEO LUCA; Tartaglia, Angelo. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS. - ISSN 2190-5444. - ELETTRONICO. - 129:6(2014). [10.1140/epjp/i2014-14126-y]

A note on the Sagnac effect and current terrestrial experiments

RUGGIERO, MATTEO LUCA;TARTAGLIA, Angelo
2014

Abstract

We focus on the Sagnac effect for light beams in order to evaluate if the higher-order relativistic corrections of kinematic origin could be relevant for actual terrestrial experiments. Moreover, we discuss to what extent the analogy with the Aharonov-Bohm effect holds true in a fully relativistic framework. We show that the analogy with the Aharonov-Bohm is not true in general, but is recovered in a suitable low-order approximation, and that even though the Sagnac effect is influenced by both the position of the interferometer in the rotating frame and its extension, these effects are negligible for current terrestrial experiments
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
epjp1400222-offprints.pdf

non disponibili

Tipologia: 2. Post-print / Author's Accepted Manuscript
Licenza: Non Pubblico - Accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 194.12 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
194.12 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia
2551343.pdf

embargo fino al 23/06/2015

Tipologia: 2. Post-print / Author's Accepted Manuscript
Licenza: PUBBLICO - Tutti i diritti riservati
Dimensione 122.18 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
122.18 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11583/2551343
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo