We describe a simple experimental setup with which to observe the transverse shift—also known as the Imbert-Fedorov effect—that circularly or elliptically polarized optical beams undergo after a single total internal reflection on a dielectric plane. A comparison between a theoretical model based on the conservation of energy and experimental measurements shows good agreement simultaneously for longitudinal (Goos-Hänchen) and transverse (Imbert-Fedorov) displacements.
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Frank Pillon, Hervé Gilles, and Sylvain Girard, "Experimental Observation of the Imbert-Fedorov Transverse Displacement after a Single Total Reflection," Appl. Opt. 43, 1863-1869 (2004)