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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1759–1761

Analytical expression of giant Go os–Hänchen shift in terms of proper and improper modes in waveguide structures with arbitrary refractive index profile

Fatemeh Alishahi and Khashayar Mehrany  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1759-1761 (2010)

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We analytically relate the giant Goos–Hänchen shift, observed at the interface of a high refractive index prism and a waveguide structure with an arbitrary refractive index profile, to the spatial resonance phenomenon. The proximity effect of the high refractive index prism on modal properties of the waveguide is discussed, and the observed shift is expressed in terms of proper and improper electromagnetic modes supported by the waveguide with no prism. The transversely increasing improper modes are shown playing an increasingly important role as the high refractive index prism comes closer to the waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2010
Published: May 18, 2010

Fatemeh Alishahi and Khashayar Mehrany, "Analytical expression of giant Goos–Hänchen shift in terms of proper and improper modes in waveguide structures with arbitrary refractive index profile," Opt. Lett. 35, 1759-1761 (2010)

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