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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1232–1234

Enhancement of circular differential deflection of light in an optically active medium

Rajitha Papukutty Rajan and Ambarish Ghosh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 1232-1234 (2012)

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In this letter, we investigate the circular differential deflection of a light beam refracted at the interface of an optically active medium. We show that the difference between the angles of deviation of the two circularly polarized components of the transmitted beam is enhanced manyfold near total internal reflection, which suggests a simple way of increasing the limit of detection of chiro-optical measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2012
Published: March 27, 2012

Rajitha Papukutty Rajan and Ambarish Ghosh, "Enhancement of circular differential deflection of light in an optically active medium," Opt. Lett. 37, 1232-1234 (2012)

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