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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6480–6487

Goos-Hänchen shifts of reflected terahertz wave on a COC-air interface

Qingmei Li, Bo Zhang, and Jingling Shen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6480-6487 (2013)

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Goos-Hänchen (GH) shifts of terahertz wave reflected on the Cyclo-Olefin Copolymer (COC)-air interface was investigated in simulation and experiment. The relationship between the GH shifts with the incident angle and the frequency of incident wave were calculated to get a reference for the simulation and experiment. The reflected GH shift was measured on the COC-air interface when a terahertz wave with the frequency of 0.206THz was incident to a COC double-prism. By changing the thickness of the air layer we find experimentally and simulatively that the GH shift and the energy of the reflected wave increases with the increase of the air layer thickness. The study of GH shift can provide useful information for applications of THz waves in sensor and power delivery systems.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2013
Published: March 7, 2013

Qingmei Li, Bo Zhang, and Jingling Shen, "Goos-Hänchen shifts of reflected terahertz wave on a COC-air interface," Opt. Express 21, 6480-6487 (2013)

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