Goos-Hänchen shifts from absorbing media

Walter J. Wild, C. Lee Giles

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Theoretical curves for the Goos-Hänchen shift of a well-collimated beam of polarized radiation at an interface where the reflecting medium possesses nonzero extinction are presented. Under certain circumstances the beam shift can be negative and several wavelengths in magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2099-2101
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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