Enhanced photonic spin Hall effect via singularity induced by destructive interference
Chen, Z.; Lin, S.; Hong, J.; Sheng, L.; Chen, Y.; Zhou, X.
Optics Letters 46(19): 4883-4886
In this work, we report a simple and effective method for enhancing the photonic spin Hall effect (SHE) via singularity induced by destructive interference in an ultrathin uniaxial slab. Deriving from anisotropy, the incident angles corresponding to destructive interference for p- and s-polarized waves will be deviated, leading to an enhancement peak in transverse spin shift. Interestingly, by adjusting the thickness of slab, the destructive interference and the Brewster effect can act together. At this point, the photonic SHE exhibits great singularity, and the maximum transverse spin shift can approach about three times more than that of the Brewster effect acting alone. This Letter reveals the influence of the interference effect on photonic SHE in layered media and provides a simple way to achieve enhanced photonic SHE.