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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 139–152

Reflection and transmission of normally incident full-vector X waves on planar interfaces

Mohamed A. Salem and Hakan Bağcı  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 139-152 (2012)

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The reflection and transmission of full-vector X waves normally incident on planar half-spaces and slabs are studied. For this purpose, X waves are expanded in terms of weighted vector Bessel beams; this new decomposition and reconstruction method offers a more lucid and intuitive interpretation of the physical phenomena observed upon the reflection or transmission of X waves when compared to the conventional plane-wave decomposition technique. Using the Bessel beam expansion approach, we have characterized changes in the field shape and the intensity distribution of the transmitted and reflected full-vector X waves. We have also identified a novel longitudinal shift, which is observed when a full-vector X wave is transmitted through a dielectric slab under frustrated total reflection condition. The results of our studies presented here are valuable in understanding the behavior of full-vector X waves when they are utilized in practical applications in electromagnetics, optics, and photonics, such as trap and tweezer setups, optical lithography, and immaterial probing.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2011
Published: December 23, 2011

Mohamed A. Salem and Hakan Bağcı, "Reflection and transmission of normally incident full-vector X waves on planar interfaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 139-152 (2012)

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