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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 3024–3029

Giant negative Goos-Hänchen shifts for a photonic crystal with a negative effective index

Jinlong He, Jin Yi, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 3024-3029 (2006)

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The Goos-Hänchen effects are investigated for a monochromatic Gaussian beam totally reflected by a photonic crystal with a negative effective index. By choosing an appropriate thickness for the homogeneous cladding layer, a giant negative GH lateral shift can be obtained and the totally reflected beam retains a single beam of good profile even for a very narrow incident beam. The GH lateral shift can be very sensitive to the change of the refractive index of the cladding layer, and this property can be utilized for e.g. the switching applications.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Jinlong He, Jin Yi, and Sailing He, "Giant negative Goos-Hänchen shifts for a photonic crystal with a negative effective index," Opt. Express 14, 3024-3029 (2006)

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