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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3539–3541

Direct experimental observation of giant Goos–Hänchen shifts from bandgap-enhanced total internal reflection

Yuhang Wan, Zheng Zheng, Weijing Kong, Ya Liu, Zhiting Lu, and Yusheng Bian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 18, pp. 3539-3541 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003539


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Abstract

Giant Goos–Hänchen (GH) shifts are experimentally demonstrated from a prism-coupled multilayer structure incorporating a one-dimensional photonic crystal (PC) through a bandgap-enhanced total internal reflection scheme. By combining the large phase changes near the bandgap of the PC and the low reflection loss of the total internal reflection, 2 orders of magnitude enhancement of the GH shift is realized with rather low extra optical loss, which might help to open the door toward many interesting applications for GH effects.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

Citation
Yuhang Wan, Zheng Zheng, Weijing Kong, Ya Liu, Zhiting Lu, and Yusheng Bian, "Direct experimental observation of giant Goos–Hänchen shifts from bandgap-enhanced total internal reflection," Opt. Lett. 36, 3539-3541 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-18-3539


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