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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16832–16839

Spin Hall effect of reflected light at the air-uniaxial crystal interface

Yi Qin, Yan Li, Xiaobo Feng, Zhaopei Liu, Huanyu He, Yun-Feng Xiao, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16832-16839 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016832


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Abstract

We theoretically and experimentally study the spin Hall effect of reflected light at an air-uniaxial crystal interface. The spin-dependent nanometer-sized displacements depend not only on the incident polarization and the incident angle of the light beam, but also on the orientation of the crystal optic axis. The experimental results are in perfect agreement with theoretical predictions for the vertical and horizontal polarization incidence.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

Citation
Yi Qin, Yan Li, Xiaobo Feng, Zhaopei Liu, Huanyu He, Yun-Feng Xiao, and Qihuang Gong, "Spin Hall effect of reflected light at the air-uniaxial crystal interface," Opt. Express 18, 16832-16839 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-16832


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