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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1976
  • pp: 1425–1425

Correction to the theory of the Goos-Hänchen shift by Lotsch

C. K. Carniglia  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 12, pp. 1425-1425 (1976)

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A correction is made to the theory of total internal reflection presented by Lotsch. With this correction his expression for the Goos-Hänchen shift is found to have a nonzero value for the case of grazing incidence, in agreement with the results of other authors.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

C. K. Carniglia, "Correction to the theory of the Goos-Hänchen shift by Lotsch," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1425-1425 (1976)

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  1. F. Goos and H. Hänchen, "A New and Fundamental Experiment on Total Reflection," Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 1, 333–346 (1947).
  2. C. V. Fragstein, "On the Lateral Shift of Totally Reflected Light Beams," Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 4, 271–278 (1949).
  3. C. Schaefer and R. Pich, "A Contribution to the Theory of Total Reflection," Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 30, 245–266 (1937).
  4. K. Artmann, "Calculation of the Lateral Shift of Totally Reflected Beams," Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 2, 87–102 (1948).
  5. R. H. Renard, "Total Reflection: A New Evaluation of the Goos-Hänchen Shift," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 1190–1197 (1964).
  6. H. K. V. Lotsch, "Reflection and Refraction of a Beam of Light at a Plane Interface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 551–561 (1968).

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