Giant Goos-Hänchen effect at the reflection from left-handed metamaterials

Ilya V. Shadrivov*, Alexander A. Zharov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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    The Goos-Hänchen shift and splitting of a beam totally reflected from a layered structure with a left-handed metamaterial, were described. The giant lateral shift of the beam was explained by the resonant excitation of surface vortex like polaritons at the interface between the right- and left-handed materials. The beam shift could be both positive and negative, depending on the type of the surface waves excited at the interface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2713-2715
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2003


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