Lateral spin transport in paraxial beams of light

Neugebauer M, Grosche S, Rothau S, Leuchs G, Banzer P (2016)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Letter

Publication year: 2016


Publisher: OSA - The Optical Society

Book Volume: 41

Pages Range: 3499-3502

Journal Issue: 15

DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.003499


We investigate the lateral transport of (longitudinal) spin angular momentum in a special polarization tailored light beam composed of a superposition of a y-polarized zero-order and an x-polarized first-order Hermite-Gaussian mode. This phenomenon is linked to the relative Gouy phase shift between the individual modes upon propagation, but can also be interpreted as a geometric phase effect. Experimentally, we demonstrate the implementation of such a mode and measure the spin density upon propagation.

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Neugebauer, M., Grosche, S., Rothau, S., Leuchs, G., & Banzer, P. (2016). Lateral spin transport in paraxial beams of light. Optics Letters, 41(15), 3499-3502.


Neugebauer, Martin, et al. "Lateral spin transport in paraxial beams of light." Optics Letters 41.15 (2016): 3499-3502.

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