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Spin Hall Effect of Light in an Exotic Optical System

Bag, Ankan (2014) Spin Hall Effect of Light in an Exotic Optical System. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    In this project we report a giant enhancement of Spin Hall (SH) shift even for normal incidence in an exotic optical system, an inhomogeneous anisotropic medium having complex spatially varying birefringent structure. The spatial variation of birefringence is obtained by changing the three dimensional orientation of liquid crystal by modulating the pixels with user-controlled greyscale value. This polarization dependent spatial variation (in a plane transverse to the direction of propagation of light) of the transmitted light beam (for incident fundamental Gaussian beam lacking any intrinsic angular momentum) through such inhomogeneous anisotropic medium was recorded using an Eigenvalue calibrated Stokes-Mueller imaging system. Giant

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Beam Shift; Exotic Optical System; Hall Effect; Light; Paraxial Wave; Spin Hall Effect
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 16:27
    Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 16:27
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/196

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