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J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2012 Jan 1;29(1):139-52. doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.29.000139.

Reflection and transmission of normally incident full-vector X waves on planar interfaces.

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Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. mohamed.salem02@kaust.edu.sa

Abstract

The reflection and transmission of full-vector X waves normally incident on planar half-spaces and slabs are studied. For this purpose, X waves are expanded in terms of weighted vector Bessel beams; this new decomposition and reconstruction method offers a more lucid and intuitive interpretation of the physical phenomena observed upon the reflection or transmission of X waves when compared to the conventional plane-wave decomposition technique. Using the Bessel beam expansion approach, we have characterized changes in the field shape and the intensity distribution of the transmitted and reflected full-vector X waves. We have also identified a novel longitudinal shift, which is observed when a full-vector X wave is transmitted through a dielectric slab under frustrated total reflection condition. The results of our studies presented here are valuable in understanding the behavior of full-vector X waves when they are utilized in practical applications in electromagnetics, optics, and photonics, such as trap and tweezer setups, optical lithography, and immaterial probing.

PMID:
22218361
DOI:
10.1364/JOSAA.29.000139

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