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Negative and positive lateral shift of a light beam reflected from a grounded slab.
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PMID:  16625924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We consider the lateral shift (LS) of a light beam reflecting from a dielectric slab backed by a metal. It is found that the LS of the reflected beam can be negative while the intensity of reflected beam is almost equal to the incident one under a certain condition. The explanation for the negativity of the LS is given in terms of the interference of the reflected waves from the two interfaces. It is also shown that the LS can be enhanced or suppressed under some other conditions. The numerical calculation on the LS for a realistic Gaussian-shaped beam confirms our theoretical prediction.
Li-Gang Wang; Hong Chen; Nian-Hua Liu; Shi-Yao Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0146-9592     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-21     Completed Date:  2006-06-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1124-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Optics, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China.
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