Deviation from Snell's law for beams transmitted near the critical angle: Application to microcavity lasers

H. E. Tureci, A. Douglas Stone

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Abstract

The Fresnel filtering (FF) effect was evaluated by calculating the far-field peaks of the set of diamond resonances while varying the index of refraction. The transmission direction of a narrow beam through a plane dielectric interface was observed to be different from the direction predicted by application of Snell's law to the incident beam direction. Fresnel effect showed that when a narrow beam was incident upon a dielectric interface near the critical angle for total internal reflection, it transmitted into far field with an angular deflection from the direction predicted by Snell's law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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