The enhanced photonic spin Hall effect was previously possible only for the horizontal polarization (H-polarized) in plasmonic systems. The wave-guiding surface plasmonic resonance (SPR) effect is used to report a giant photonic spin Hall effect (G-PSHE) of reflected light for horizontal and vertical polarized waves. This novel work investigated the polarization-manipulated G-PSHE in the modified Kretschmann configuration with an additional glass dielectric thin wave-guiding layer. The ultrathin gold layer and an additional dielectric wave-guiding layer are responsible for achieving millimeter-scale (more than 2 mm to submillimeter) G-PSHE. With this novel approach, polarization manipulation is achieved by employing wave-guiding and the SPR effect. Using a finite element method based simulation study, the impact of an additional thin dielectric wave-guiding layer on G-PSHE is investigated. This study enables the potential application of both horizontal and vertical polarization-based quantum devices and sensors for which light spin plays a pivotal role.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors acknowledge support from the Yonsei University Research Fund under No. 2020-22-0077.
© 2022 Author(s).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)