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Role of spatial coherence in Goos-Hanchen and Imbert-Fedorov shifts

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Aiello,  Andrea
Optical Quantum Information Theory, Leuchs Division, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Max Planck Society;

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Aiello, A., & Woerdman, J. P. (2011). Role of spatial coherence in Goos-Hanchen and Imbert-Fedorov shifts. OPTICS LETTERS, 36(16), 3151-3153.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002D-69A9-0
Abstract
We present a theory for Goos-Hanchen (GH) and Imbert-Fedorov (IF) shifts for beams of light with arbitrary spatial coherence. By applying the well-known theory of partial spatial coherence, we can calculate explicitly spatial and angular GH and IF shifts for completely polarized beams of any shape and spatial coherence. For the specific case of a Gauss-Schell source, we find that only the angular part of GH and IF shifts is affected by the spatial coherence of the beam. A physical explanation of our results is given. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America