The behavior of a limited bandwidth light wave reflected from a material interface is studied theoretically. It is shown that near the anomalous dispersion zone, if the incident center wavelength is shifted by a small amount, this shift can be amplified by about three times in the reflected light.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2012
Published: November 27, 2012
Pin Han, "Spectral shift amplification," Opt. Lett. 37, 4895-4897 (2012)