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Opt Lett. 2007 Jun 15;32(12):1764-6.

Goos-Hänchen induced vector eigenmodes in a dome cavity.

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Deep Photonics Corporation, Corvallis, Oregon 97333, USA. noeckel@darkwing.uoregon.edu

Abstract

We demonstrate numerically calculated electromagnetic eigenmodes of a 3D dome cavity resonator that owe their shape and character entirely to the Goos-Hänchen effect. The V-shaped modes, which have purely TE or TM polarization, are well described by a 2D billiard map with the Goos-Hänchen shift included. A phase space plot of this augmented billiard map reveals a saddle-node bifurcation; the stable periodic orbit that is created in the bifurcation corresponds to the numerically calculated eigenmode, dictating the angle of its 'V.' A transition from a fundamental Gaussian to a TM V mode has been observed as the cavity is lengthened to become nearly hemispherical.

PMID:
17572773
DOI:
10.1364/ol.32.001764

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