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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4446–4448

Negative Goos–Hänchen shift in periodic media

Mikael C. Rechtsman, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Frank Setzpfandt, Henrike Trompeter, Lluis Torner, Thomas Pertsch, Ulf Peschel, and Alexander Szameit  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 4446-4448 (2011)

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We show that, under certain conditions, a negative Goos–Hänchen shift—a longitudinal displacement of a totally internally reflected wave packet—occurs in periodic media such as waveguide arrays.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2011
Published: November 15, 2011

Mikael C. Rechtsman, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Frank Setzpfandt, Henrike Trompeter, Lluis Torner, Thomas Pertsch, Ulf Peschel, and Alexander Szameit, "Negative Goos–Hänchen shift in periodic media," Opt. Lett. 36, 4446-4448 (2011)

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