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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 9 — Mar. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1863–1869

Experimental Observation of the Imbert-Fedorov Transverse Displacement after a Single Total Reflection

Frank Pillon, Hervé Gilles, and Sylvain Girard  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 9, pp. 1863-1869 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.001863


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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-9-1863


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