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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2012
  • pp: 6484–6488

Positively and negatively large Goos–Hänchen lateral displacements from a single negative layered structure

Robabeh Talebzadeh and Abdolrahman Namdar  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 27, pp. 6484-6488 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.006484


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Abstract

We study the electromagnetic beam reflection from layered structures that include the so-called ε-negative and the μ-negative materials, also called single negative materials. We predict that such structures can demonstrate a giant lateral Goos–Hänchen shift of the resonant excitation of surface waves at the interface between the conventional and single negative materials, as well as due to the excitation of leaky modes in the layered structures. Then we replace the conventional layer with a left-handed layer (a material with both ε<0 and μ<0). We show that the Goos-Hänchen shift can be positive and negative depending on the type of this layer (conventional or LH material), which can support TE or TM surface waves.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2012
Published: September 12, 2012

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Robabeh Talebzadeh and Abdolrahman Namdar, "Positively and negatively large Goos–Hänchen lateral displacements from a single negative layered structure," Appl. Opt. 51, 6484-6488 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-27-6484


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