Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 5 (2010)

Simulation and analysis of exotic non-specular phenomena

F. Krayzel, R. Pollès, A. Moreau, M. Mihailovic, G. Granet


When coupled modes are excited in a multilayered structure, the profile of the reflected beam presents exotic characteristics like unexpectedly large lateral shifts or beam enlargment. These results are surprising because they are not accounted for by classical approaches (Artmann's formula or Tamir's description of the reflected beam's profile). Studying such situations requires reliable numerical tools - that is why our programmes are published with this paper. Such tools can be used to understand the behaviour of any multi-layered structure.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2010.10025]

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