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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10864–10870

Goos-Hänchen shift for a rough metallic mirror

M. Merano, J. B. Götte, A. Aiello, M. P. van Exter, and J. P. Woerdman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10864-10870 (2009)

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We investigate experimentally the dependence of the Goos-Hänchen shift on the surface properties of an air-metal interface. The shift depends on the microscopic roughness of the metal surface but it is insensitive to the large-scale variations associated with surface non-flatness. Both an effective medium model of roughness and the Rayleigh-Rice theory of scattering are used to interpret the observed phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2009
Published: June 15, 2009

M. Merano, J. B. Götte, A. Aiello, M. P. van Exter, and J. P. Woerdman, "Goos-Hänchen shift for a rough metallic mirror," Opt. Express 17, 10864-10870 (2009)

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