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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21433–21441

Temperature-dependent Goos-Hänchen shift on the interface of metal/dielectric composites

Bin Zhao and Lei Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21433-21441 (2009)

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The temperature-dependent Goos-Hänchen shift (GHS) for an electromagnetic wave reflected from a metal/dielectric composite material is investigated. With the stationary-phase method, we theoretically show that the effect of the temperature on GHS is significant near the Brewster angle for the dielectric composites and at the grazing angle for the metallic composites. For dielectric composites, the lateral shift can be negative as well as positive. And GHS may become much negative, much positive, and nonmonotonic variation with increasing the temperature under different conditions. Moreover, through the suitable adjustment of the temperature, one may realize the reversal of the GHS. To support the above results, numerical simulations for Gaussian incident beams based on the momentum method and COMSOL Multiphysics software are provided, and reasonable agreement between the theoretical results and numerical simulations is found.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.2710) Materials : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2009
Published: November 10, 2009

Bin Zhao and Lei Gao, "Temperature-dependent Goos-Hänchen shift on the interface of metal/dielectric composites," Opt. Express 17, 21433-21441 (2009)

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