The influence of spatial coherence on the Goos-Hänchen shift at total internal reflection

Li Qin Wang, Li Gang Wang*, Shi Yao ZHU, M. Suhail Zubairy

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Abstract

In this paper, the influence of spatial coherence on the Goos-Hänchen (GH) shift at total internal reflection is theoretically investigated. Based on the theory of partial coherence, a general integral expression of the cross-spectral density is derived for a partially coherent beam reflected from an interface. Using numerical simulation, we find that the GH shift of the reflected beam greatly depends on the spatial coherence, and the GH shift is greatly reduced with a decrease in spatial coherence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055401
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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