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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1421–1423

Simple technique for measuring the Goos-Hänchen effect with polarization modulation and a position-sensitive detector

Hervé Gilles, Sylvain Girard, and Joseph Hamel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 1421-1423 (2002)

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An original approach to directly measuring the Goos–Hänchen longitudinal shift between TE and TM polarization states during a total internal reflection is introduced. The technique is based on the modulation of the polarization state of a laser by an electro-optic modulator combined with a precise measurement of the resulting spatial displacement with a position-sensitive detector. This method presents many advantages over other techniques and allows measurements at different wavelengths over a broad range for the incident angle.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

Hervé Gilles, Sylvain Girard, and Joseph Hamel, "Simple technique for measuring the Goos-Hänchen effect with polarization modulation and a position-sensitive detector," Opt. Lett. 27, 1421-1423 (2002)

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