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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2551–2553

Measurement of spin Hall effect of reflected light

Yi Qin, Yan Li, Huanyu He, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp. 2551-2553 (2009)

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We have measured the spin-dependent nanometer-sized displacements of the spin Hall effect of the reflected light from a planar air–glass interface. In the case of the vertical polarization, the displacement is found to increase with the incident angle and subsequently decrease after 48 deg , while in the case of the horizontal polarization, it changes rapidly near the Brewster angle. For a fixed incident angle of 30 deg , the displacement decreases to zero as the polarization angle approaches 39 deg from 0 deg (the horizontal polarization) and then increases in the opposite direction until 90 deg (the vertical polarization).

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

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2009
Published: August 18, 2009

Yi Qin, Yan Li, Huanyu He, and Qihuang Gong, "Measurement of spin Hall effect of reflected light," Opt. Lett. 34, 2551-2553 (2009)

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