Wave Optics in the Kerr Space-Time Taking the Spin-Helicity Interaction into Account


  • V. O. Pelykh Ya. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • Y. V. Taistra Ya. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine




one-way null field, Maxwell spinor, the Kerr space-time, separation of variables, wave vector, geodesics


We apply an algebraically special solution of the Maxwell equations in the Kerr space-time, which we specify as outgoing in the Chandrasekhar meaning, to obtain the wave vectors of right- and left-polarized waves and prove that the nullity condition of field invariants yield the non-nullity of wave vectors and that the wave vector is not geodesic. We also show how these are related to the analysis of radiation in the Kerr space-time, provided by Starobinskii and Teukolsky.


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How to Cite

Pelykh, V. O., & Taistra, Y. V. (2019). Wave Optics in the Kerr Space-Time Taking the Spin-Helicity Interaction into Account. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 64(11), 1054. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe64.11.1054



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