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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