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Scalar Goos-Hänchen shift for Robin boundary conditions
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Paper Abstract

In optics, the Goos-Hänchen shift is a transverse displacement of a reflected light beam along a material interface. It is usually associated with the presence of evanescent waves beyond the interface. We describe an analogous displacement effect for scalar waves at a boundary satisfying Robin, or mixed, boundary conditions, although the wave does not penetrate the boundary. We briefly discuss how the reflection of electromagnetic plane waves differs from reflection due to Robin boundary conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V, 79500J (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877138
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Mark R. Dennis, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Jörg B. Götte, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7950:
Complex Light and Optical Forces V
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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