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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2266–2269

Observation of the Imbert–Fedorov effect via weak value amplification

G. Jayaswal, G. Mistura, and M. Merano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2266-2269 (2014)

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Weak measurements have recently allowed for the observation of the spin-Hall effect of light in reflection or transmission, which is a spin-dependent light beam shift orthogonal to the plane of incidence. We report here the observation of the Imbert–Fedorov (IF) shift via a weak value amplification scheme. The IF effect does not depend on the spin of the incident photon only, but it has richer polarization dependence. We prove that weak measurements allow for a complete experimental characterization of the polarization properties of this tiny optical effect.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

G. Jayaswal, G. Mistura, and M. Merano, "Observation of the Imbert–Fedorov effect via weak value amplification," Opt. Lett. 39, 2266-2269 (2014)

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