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What direction is the angular momentum of right hand polarized light points to? Is it vertical to its propagating direction? I want to recognize this in quantum theory.

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have a look at teachers.web.cern.ch/teachers/archiv/HST2008/teacherslab/… –  anna v May 16 '13 at 14:12
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The spin of a right handed photon points in the direction of its momentum, while in a left handed photon it points in opposite way.

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