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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2003
  • pp: 299–308

Amplified total internal reflection

J. Fan, A. Dogariu, and L. J. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 299-308 (2003)

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Totally internal reflected beams can be amplified if the lower-index medium has gain. We analyze the reflection and refraction of light, and analytically derive the expression for the Goos-Hänchen shifts of a Gaussian beam incident on a lower-index medium, both active and absorptive. We examine the energy flow and the Goos-Hänchen shifts for various cases. The analytical results are consistent with the numerical results. For the TE mode, the Goos-Hänchen shift for the transmitted beam is exactly half of that of the reflected beam, resulting in a “1/2” rule.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2003
Published: February 24, 2003

J. Fan, A. Dogariu, and L. J. Wang, "Amplified total internal reflection," Opt. Express 11, 299-308 (2003)

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