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Visualization of Berry spin-redirection phase in polarization interferometer with geometric shear
Author(s): Alexander V. Tavrov; Yoko Miyamoto; Tsutomu Kawabata; Mitsuo Takeda; Vladimir A. Andreev
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Paper Abstract

A novel scheme of an interferometric microscope is proposed to visualize a geometrical spin-redirection phase image that represents the local inclination of micro surface structures of an object. The observed phase depends on the state of polarization and optical constants of the object material, which enables one to distinguish the spin-redirection phase from the conventional dynamical phase. A preliminary experiment was performed, and the phase images obtained were found to be consistent with those predicted by computer simulation based on a theoretical model.

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Date Published: 7 March 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4101, Laser Interferometry X: Techniques and Analysis, (7 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.498420
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander V. Tavrov, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Yoko Miyamoto, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Tsutomu Kawabata, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Mitsuo Takeda, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Vladimir A. Andreev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4101:
Laser Interferometry X: Techniques and Analysis
Gordon M. Brown; Malgorzata Kujawinska; Werner P. O. Jueptner; Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Mitsuo Takeda, Editor(s)

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