Enhanced spin Hall effect of light by transmission in a polymer

Osamu Takayama*, Graciana Puentes

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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally the lateral circular birefringence of a tunable birefringent polymer, the first example of the spin Hall effect of light in a polymeric material, and we demonstrate that this light shift can be significantly enhanced by tuning the effective birefringence in the polymer. We report experimental observations of this effect using polarimetric techniques and quantum-weak-measurement techniques, reporting a weak amplification factor of 200
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Volume43
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1343-1346
ISSN0146-9592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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