Towards realization of orbital angular momentum Hall effect of light

Chatterjee, Debanuj (2017) Towards realization of orbital angular momentum Hall effect of light. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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Light has angular momentum. Angular momentum can be classified into: spin angular momentum and orbital angular momentum. Due to the handedness of the circularly polarized spin states, they show spin Hall effect. Analogously, orbital angular momentum also exhibits Hall effect which has not yet been experimentally realized. In this work, we developed a setup for observing orbital angular momentum Hall effect of light by detecting the orbital angular momentum spectrum of the light beam. The setup was tested with beams of known orbital angular momentum distributions and was also used to probe and quantify the orbit-orbit interactions due to refection from a refecting surface.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angular Momentum; Hall Effect; Hall Effect of Light; Orbital Angular Momentum
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 07:33
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 07:33

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