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Measurement of polarization state of light using in-plane spin splitting
Author(s): Xiaodong Qiu; Zhaoxue Li; Zhiyou Zhang; Jinglei Du
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report results of a high precision polarization state measurement of light based on the in-plane spin splitting (IPSS) in optical reflection. The IPSSs in the coordinate (spatial) and momentum (angular) spaces are respectively highly sensitive to the polarization rotation and ellipticity of the incident light at the Brewster angle. By measuring both the spatial and angular IPSSs with different post-selections, the full information of the polarization state (polarization angle and ellipticity) of the incident light can be obtained. Our research may be applied for the precision measurement of polarization-dependent effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10373, Applied Optical Metrology II, 1037309 (23 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272161
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaodong Qiu, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Zhaoxue Li, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Zhiyou Zhang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Jinglei Du, Sichuan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10373:
Applied Optical Metrology II
Erik Novak; James D. Trolinger, Editor(s)

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