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Goos Hanchen Shift

  1. Oct 31, 2013 #1
    1.What is the Goos-Hnanchen shift and how i can find some physical interpretation about this concept?

    2.whats physically happens when light path throughout the second medium?

    3.please introduce me some references to know more about this shift.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 31, 2013 #2


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    What reading have you done so far? Do you have *specific* questions about that reading?
  4. Oct 31, 2013 #3
    hi berkeman ,this effect has confused me ,because i don't understand how it possible light to go less dense medium? from Snell's law we know undergoes of total internal reflection the light beam has to come back to the denser medium.so what is the physical interpretation of this penetration to the less dense medium? in other hand how it possible to have a clear meaning of this transit to the next medium?
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