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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 978–983

Electromagnetic field for a focused light sheet incident on a plane surface

John P. Barton  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 978-983 (2005)

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A solution procedure is developed for the determination of the electromagnetic field that results from the interaction of a focused light sheet with a plane surface. The effects of angle of incidence, relative index of refraction, polarization, and incident light sheet profile on the resulting electromagnetic field distribution are demonstrated.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

John P. Barton, "Electromagnetic field for a focused light sheet incident on a plane surface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 978-983 (2005)

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  1. J. P. Barton, "Internal and near-surface electromagnetic fields for an infinite cylinder illuminated by an arbitrary focused beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 160-166 (1999).
  2. P. C. Clemmow, The Plane Wave Spectrum Representation of Electromagnetic Fields (Pergamon, New York, 1966).
  3. J. P. Barton, "Electromagnetic field calculations for irregularly shaped, layered cylindrical particles with focused illumination," Appl. Opt. 36, 1312-1319 (1997).
  4. P. Lorrain and D. R. Corson, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (Freeman, San Francisco, Calif., 1970).
  5. J. P. Barton, "Electromagnetic-field calculations for a sphere illuminated by a higher-order Gaussian beam. I. Internal and near-field effects," Appl. Opt. 36, 1303-1311 (1997).
  6. J. P. Barton and D. R. Alexander, "Fifth-order corrected electromagnetic field components for a fundamental Gaussian beam," J. Appl. Phys. 66, 2800-2802 (1989).

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