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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2747–2749

Analytical model for the grazing reflection of a narrow beam

Hui Yu, Xiaoqing Jiang, Jianyi Yang, Wei Qi, and Minghua Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2747-2749 (2006)

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We propose an analytical model for the grazing reflection of a narrow beam. For the special incidence condition, the output field is the superposition of the incidence and reflected fields, so the incidence cutoff frequency is defined in the angular spectrum. With the definition, we deduce the effective plane-wave-reflection coefficient, together with angular spectrum of the output field. The model is verified by numerical simulation. Calculation in ordinary linear, nonabsorbing media with this model reveals some remarkable characteristics of the output fields, such as negative lateral shift and a beam-width compression effect.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006

Hui Yu, Xiaoqing Jiang, Jianyi Yang, Wei Qi, and Minghua Wang, "Analytical model for the grazing reflection of a narrow beam," Opt. Lett. 31, 2747-2749 (2006)

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