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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4388–4391

Polarimetric measurement method to calculate optical beam shifts

Chandravati Prajapati, Shankar Pidishety, and Nirmal K. Viswanathan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4388-4391 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004388


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Abstract

Stokes polarimetry measurements are carried out to calculate the spatial and angular Goos–Hänchen and Imbert–Fedorov shifts of a Gaussian beam reflected at glass–air interface, by measuring the phase difference between the TE and TM components and the amplitude of reflection. Variation of the beam shifts as a function of input beam polarization is also measured. The results obtained here are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions and the results obtained using a position sensitive detector. The polarimetric measurement method is accurate, independent of the intensity distribution of the beam, and opens up a new method to study the beam shift problem.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

Citation
Chandravati Prajapati, Shankar Pidishety, and Nirmal K. Viswanathan, "Polarimetric measurement method to calculate optical beam shifts," Opt. Lett. 39, 4388-4391 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4388


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