Stern-Gerlach experiment with light: separating photons by spin with the method of A. Fresnel.

  title={Stern-Gerlach experiment with light: separating photons by spin with the method of A. Fresnel.},
  author={Oriol Arteaga and Enric Garc{\'i}a-Caurel and Razvigor Ossikovski},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={27 4},
In 1822 A. Fresnel described an experiment to separate a beam of light into its right- and left-circular polarization components using chiral interfaces. Fresnel's experiment combined three crystalline quartz prisms of alternating handedness to achieve a visible macroscopic separation between the two circular components. Such quartz polyprisms were rather popular optical components in XIXth century but today remain as very little known optical devices. This work shows the analogy between… 

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