The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity

Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity
Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity
We observe anisotropy in the polarization flux generated in a GaAs/AlAs photonic cavity by optical illumination, equivalent to spin currents in strongly coupled microcavities. Polarization rotation of the scattered photons around the Rayleigh ring is due to the TE-TM splitting of the cavity mode. Resolving the circular polarization components of the transmission reveals a separation of the polarization flux in momentum space. These observations constitute the optical analogue of the spin Hall effect.
0146-9592
1095-1097
Maragkou, Maria
b5dfa252-5926-4870-b444-581272470414
Richards, Caryl E.
f8d5d489-7356-42bb-b912-992eae1fc768
Ostatnicky, Tomas
cc769dce-fcad-4dd3-838e-e7e2464221c1
Grundy, Alastair J. D.
91eb8f3d-becd-4a80-b3d7-4957778e0b73
Zajac, Joanna
94f02ec4-bf88-4b46-b7d8-be52a9998817
Hugues, Maxime
4089e644-d342-4455-85c2-b0782649a223
Langbein, Wolfgang
6ee2fdee-4357-44ba-a063-d2822d9018cc
Lagoudakis, Pavlos G.
ea50c228-f006-4edf-8459-60015d961bbf
Maragkou, Maria
b5dfa252-5926-4870-b444-581272470414
Richards, Caryl E.
f8d5d489-7356-42bb-b912-992eae1fc768
Ostatnicky, Tomas
cc769dce-fcad-4dd3-838e-e7e2464221c1
Grundy, Alastair J. D.
91eb8f3d-becd-4a80-b3d7-4957778e0b73
Zajac, Joanna
94f02ec4-bf88-4b46-b7d8-be52a9998817
Hugues, Maxime
4089e644-d342-4455-85c2-b0782649a223
Langbein, Wolfgang
6ee2fdee-4357-44ba-a063-d2822d9018cc
Lagoudakis, Pavlos G.
ea50c228-f006-4edf-8459-60015d961bbf

Maragkou, Maria, Richards, Caryl E., Ostatnicky, Tomas, Grundy, Alastair J. D., Zajac, Joanna, Hugues, Maxime, Langbein, Wolfgang and Lagoudakis, Pavlos G. (2011) Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity. Optics Letters, 36 (7), 1095-1097. (doi:10.1364/OL.36.001095).

Record type: Article

Abstract

We observe anisotropy in the polarization flux generated in a GaAs/AlAs photonic cavity by optical illumination, equivalent to spin currents in strongly coupled microcavities. Polarization rotation of the scattered photons around the Rayleigh ring is due to the TE-TM splitting of the cavity mode. Resolving the circular polarization components of the transmission reveals a separation of the polarization flux in momentum space. These observations constitute the optical analogue of the spin Hall effect.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 1 April 2011

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 430538
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430538
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 079bd650-c0dd-4a8d-ad7c-50a4906faf3d

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 03 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 03 May 2019 16:30

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Maria Maragkou
Author: Caryl E. Richards
Author: Tomas Ostatnicky
Author: Alastair J. D. Grundy
Author: Joanna Zajac
Author: Maxime Hugues
Author: Wolfgang Langbein

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×