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Lateral displacement of the refracted beam in an isotropic-uniaxial interface
Author(s): Liliana Ines Perez; Maria C. Simon
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Paper Abstract

The comprehension and determination of the properties of limited beams that propagate or reflect and refract on all kind of interfaces, have become of the greatest interest because of the present and future applications in linear and non-linear optics. As it is known, when there is total reflection on an isotropic or an anisotropic interface, the reflected ray suffers a displacement on the interface that has been studied by a great number of authors. However, if an isotropic-uniaxial interface is considered, the condition of total reflection for one of the refracted rays can be fulfilled whereas the other subsists as a propagating wave. This leads to the existence of a complex displacement of the maximum associated to the propagating beam. We analyze this displacement and its relation with the phase shifts that the waves that synthesize the propagating beam suffer. We consider a beam with symmetric distribution of amplitudes that impinges on a general isotropic-uniaxial interface (i.e. without separation of modes).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591670
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Liliana Ines Perez, CONICET (Argentina)
Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Maria C. Simon, CONICET (Argentina)
Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5622:
5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications
Aristides Marcano O.; Jose Luis Paz, Editor(s)

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