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Title: Emergence of transverse spin in optical modes of semiconductor nanowires

Abstract

The transverse spin angular momentum of light has recently received tremendous attention as it adds a new degree of freedom for controlling light-matter interactions. In this work we demonstrate the generation of transverse spin angular momentum by the weakly-guided mode of semiconductor nanowires. The evanescent field of these modes in combination with the transversality condition rigorously accounts for the occurrence of transverse spin angular momentum. Furthermore, the intriguing and nontrivial spin properties of optical modes in semiconductor nanowires are of high interest for a broad range of new applications including chiral optical trapping, quantum information processing, and nanophotonic circuitry.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Boston Univ., Boston, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Boston Univ., MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1262032
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0010679
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; nanophotonic wave-guide; leaky/guided modes; orbit interaction; angular-momentum; light; emission; surface; absorption; particles; chirality; guided waves; optical tweezers or optical manipulation; silicon; fiber optics; laser trapping

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Alizadeh, M. H., and Reinhard, Bjorn M. Emergence of transverse spin in optical modes of semiconductor nanowires. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.24.008471.
Alizadeh, M. H., & Reinhard, Bjorn M. Emergence of transverse spin in optical modes of semiconductor nanowires. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.24.008471.
Alizadeh, M. H., and Reinhard, Bjorn M. Mon . "Emergence of transverse spin in optical modes of semiconductor nanowires". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.24.008471. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1262032.
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title = {Emergence of transverse spin in optical modes of semiconductor nanowires},
author = {Alizadeh, M. H. and Reinhard, Bjorn M.},
abstractNote = {The transverse spin angular momentum of light has recently received tremendous attention as it adds a new degree of freedom for controlling light-matter interactions. In this work we demonstrate the generation of transverse spin angular momentum by the weakly-guided mode of semiconductor nanowires. The evanescent field of these modes in combination with the transversality condition rigorously accounts for the occurrence of transverse spin angular momentum. Furthermore, the intriguing and nontrivial spin properties of optical modes in semiconductor nanowires are of high interest for a broad range of new applications including chiral optical trapping, quantum information processing, and nanophotonic circuitry.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.24.008471},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 8,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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