14 December 2016 Mechanical action of the transverse spin flows in evanescent fields
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Proceedings Volume 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII; 100101V (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2243304
Event: Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies 2016, 2016, Constanta, Romania
Abstract
Mechanical action caused by the optical forces connected with the canonical momentum density associated with the local wavevector or Belifante’s spin angular momentum, the helicity dependent and the helicity independent forces determined by spin momenta of different nature open attractive prospects to use optical structures for manipulating with minute quantities of matter that is of importance in nanophysics, nanooptics and nanotechnologies, precision chemistry and pharmacology and in numerous other areas. The main finding of our study consists in direct experimental demonstration of physical reality and mechanical action of recently discovered extraordinary transverse component of the spin angular momentum arising (in our case) in an evanescent light wave due to the total internal reflection of linearly polarized probing beam with azimuth 450 at the interface ‘birefringent plate–air’, which is oriented perpendicularly to the wave vector of an evanescent wave.
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O. V. Angelsky, O. V. Angelsky, C. Yu. Zenkova, C. Yu. Zenkova, P. P. Maksymyak, P. P. Maksymyak, A. P. Maksymyak, A. P. Maksymyak, D. I. Ivansky, D. I. Ivansky, } "Mechanical action of the transverse spin flows in evanescent fields", Proc. SPIE 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII, 100101V (14 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2243304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2243304
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