Giant Goos–Hänchen shifts and radiation-induced trapping are studied at the planar boundary separating two focusing Kerr media within the framework of the Helmholtz theory. The analysis, valid for all angles of incidence, reveals that interfaces exhibiting linear external refraction can also accommodate both phenomena. Numerical evidence of these effects is provided, based on analytical predictions derived from a generalized Snell’s law.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2011
Published: September 13, 2011
Julio Sánchez-Curto, Pedro Chamorro-Posada, and Graham S. McDonald, "Giant Goos–Hänchen shifts and radiation-induced trapping of Helmholtz solitons at nonlinear interfaces," Opt. Lett. 36, 3605-3607 (2011)