# Is it true that the angular momentum of electromagnetic waves in an anisotropic medium is an integral of motion?

Extending my previous question Angular moment and EM wave, does it make sense to talk about the angular momentum of electromagnetic waves in an anisotropic medium? It is not obvious that the angular momentum is conserved in this case. However, if the anisotropy is introduced by the external magnetic field (eg, magnetized plasmas), the projection of the angular momentum of a wave packet on the direction of the magnetic field might be conserved.

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