Luk, S. M. H.
Kwong, N. H.
Leung, P. T.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
CitationControlling the optical spin Hall effect with light 2017, 110 (6):061108 Applied Physics Letters
JournalApplied Physics Letters
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AbstractThe optical spin Hall effect is a transport phenomenon of exciton polaritons in semiconductor microcavities, caused by the polaritonic spin-orbit interaction, which leads to the formation of spin textures. The control of the optical spin Hall effect via light injection in a double microcavity is demonstrated. Angular rotations of the polarization pattern up to 22 degrees are observed and compared to a simple theoretical model. The device geometry is responsible for the existence of two polariton branches which allows a robust independent control of the polariton spin and hence the polarization state of the emitted light field, a solution technologically relevant for future spin-optronic devices. Published by AIP Publishing.
Note12 month embargo; published online 9 February 2017
VersionFinal published version
SponsorsU.S. NSF [ECCS-1406673]; TRIF SEOS; German DFG [TRR142, SCHU 1980/5]