Magnetic field control of the optical spin Hall effect
Liew, Timothy Chi Hin
Shelykh, Ivan A.
Date of Issue2013
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We investigate theoretically the effect of an external magnetic field on polarization patterns appearing in quantum microcavities due to the optical spin Hall effect. We show that increase of the magnetic field perpendicular to the plane of the cavity resulting in the increase of the Zeeman splitting leads to the transition from azimuthal separation of polarizations to their radial separation. This effect can be straightforwardly detected experimentally.
Physics and Applied Physics
Physical review B - condensed matter and materials physics
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