Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity.

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We observe anisotropy in the polarization flux generated in a GaAs/AlAs photonic cavity by optical illumination, equivalent to spin currents in strongly coupled microcavities. Polarization rotation of the scattered photons around the Rayleigh ring is due to the TE-TM splitting of the cavity mode. Resolving the circular polarization components of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001095

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@article{Maragkou2011OpticalAO, title={Optical analogue of the spin Hall effect in a photonic cavity.}, author={Maria Maragkou and Caryl E Richards and Tomas Ostatnick{\'y} and Alastair J D Grundy and Joanna M. Zajac and Maxime Hugues and Wolfgang Langbein and Pavlos Lagoudakis}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2011}, volume={36 7}, pages={1095-7} }