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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 16003–16009

Weak measurements of a large spin angular splitting of light beam on reflection at the Brewster angle

Xinxing Zhou, Hailu Luo, and Shuangchun Wen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 16003-16009 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.016003


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Abstract

We reveal a large spin angular splitting of light beam on reflection at the Brewster angle both theoretically and experimentally. A simple weak measurements system manifesting itself for the built-in post-selection technique is proposed to explore this angular splitting. Remarkably, the directions of the spin accumulations can be switched by adjusting the initial handedness of polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012

Citation
Xinxing Zhou, Hailu Luo, and Shuangchun Wen, "Weak measurements of a large spin angular splitting of light beam on reflection at the Brewster angle," Opt. Express 20, 16003-16009 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-16003


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