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Widely varying giant Goos–Hänchen shifts from airy beams at nonlinear interfaces

Chamorro-Posada, P, Sánchez-Curto, J, Aceves, AB and McDonald, GS 2014, 'Widely varying giant Goos–Hänchen shifts from airy beams at nonlinear interfaces' , Optics Letters, 39 (6) , p. 1378.

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We present a numerical study of the giant Goos–Hänchen shifts (GHSs) obtained from an Airy beam impinging on a nonlinear interface. To avoid any angular restriction associated with the paraxial approximation, the analysis is based on the nonlinear Helmholtz equation. We report the existence of nonstandard nonlinear GHSs displaying an extreme sensitivity to the input intensity and the existence of multiple critical values. These intermittent and oscillatory regimes can be explained in terms of competition between critical coupling to a surface mode and soliton emission from the refracted beam component and how this interplay varies with localization of the initial Airy beam.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Optics Letters
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0146-9592
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Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 16:17
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:54

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