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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 624–626

Negative Goos–Hänchen shift on a concave dielectric interface

L.-M. Zhou, C.-L. Zou, Z.-F. Han, G.-C. Guo, and F.-W. Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 624-626 (2011)

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We study the Goos–Hänchen shift (GHS) on a curved surface through numerical simulation by the boundary element method. A negative GHS is first discovered on a concave dielectric interface below the critical angle, accompanied by a large positive GHS on the convexity. The simulation shows that the GHS on a planar interface is the composition of the GHS from a concave and the corresponding convex interface. This work will enrich the study of the GHS for different curved surfaces, which will have potential applications in micro-optics and near-field optics.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2011
Published: February 18, 2011

L.-M. Zhou, C.-L. Zou, Z.-F. Han, G.-C. Guo, and F.-W. Sun, "Negative Goos–Hänchen shift on a concave dielectric interface," Opt. Lett. 36, 624-626 (2011)

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