We present results from a direct measurement of the elliptical character of the evanescent part of linearly in-plane polarized light, totally internally reflected from a quartz half-sphere. These results have been obtained by invoking polarization-sensitive and light-emitting organic nanofibers. The angular dependencies of the mean-square electric field vector components parallel and perpendicular to the surface plane agree with predictions from the Fresnel equations.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007
Leszek Józefowski, Jacek Fiutowski, Tomasz Kawalec, and Horst-Günter Rubahn, "Direct measurement of the evanescent-wave polarization state," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 624-628 (2007)