Magnetic spin-orbit interaction of light steers Bloch surface waves


We show the directional excitation of Bloch surface waves controlled by the magnetic field of light. The phenomenon in play is the first magnetic spin-orbit interaction of light. It opens new degrees of freedom in the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Mengjia WANG (FEMTO-ST)
  2. Hongyi Zhang (Institut d'Optique)
  3. Tatiana Kovalevich (FEMTO-ST)
  4. Roland Salut (FEMTO-ST)
  5. Myun-Sik Kim (EPFL)
  6. Miguel Angel Suarez (FEMTO-ST)
  7. Maria-Pilar Bernal (FEMTO-ST)
  8. Hans-Peter Herzig (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  9. Huihui Lu (Jinan University)
  10. Thierry Grosjean (FEMTO-ST)

Topic Areas

Flatland Photonics , Photonic Crystals


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