Resonance‐like Goos‐Hänchen shift induced by nano‐metal films

Institut für Integrierte Naturwissenschaften, Universität Koblenz, Universitätsstr. 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany
Annalen der Physik (Impact Factor: 3.05). 08/2008; 17(12):917 - 921. DOI: 10.1002/andp.200810325
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The influence of nano-metal films on the Goos-Haenchen shift (GHS) is investigated. The films deposited at the total reflecting surface of a perspex prism/air have a sheet resistance varying between Z = 25 and 3 000 Ohm. A resonance-like enhancement of the shift and of the absorption is found for TE polarized waves, when the sheet resistance approaches the value of the vacuum impedance. For TM waves the influence of the metal films on the GHS is comparatively weak. The experiments are carried out with microwaves. Keywords: Goos-Haenchen shift; nano-metallic films, microwaves PACS: 42.25.Bs, 42.25.Gy, 42.50.-p, 73.40.Gk Comment: 6 pages, 4 figures

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