Quantum spin Hall effect of light

  title={Quantum spin Hall effect of light},
  author={Konstantin Y. Bliokh and Daria A. Smirnova and Franco Nori},
Maxwell’s equations, formulated 150 years ago, ultimately describe properties of light, from classical electromagnetism to quantum and relativistic aspects. The latter ones result in remarkable geometric and topological phenomena related to the spin-1 massless nature of photons. By analyzing fundamental spin properties of Maxwell waves, we show that free-space light exhibits an intrinsic quantum spin Hall effect—surface modes with strong spin-momentum locking. These modes are evanescent waves… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 148 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
38 Extracted Citations
29 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

149 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 149 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 29 references

Optical helicity, optical spin and related quantities in electromagnetic theory

  • R. P. Cameron, S. M. Barnett, A. M. Yao
  • New J. Phys. 14,
  • 2012
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…