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How orbital angular momentum affects beam shifts in optical reflection

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

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Merano, M., Hermosa, N., Woerdman, J. P., & Aiello, A. (2010). How orbital angular momentum affects beam shifts in optical reflection. PHYSICAL REVIEW A, 82(2): 023817. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.023817.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002D-6AC3-E
Abstract
It is well known that reflection of a Gaussian light beam (TEM(00)) by a planar dielectric interface leads to four beam shifts when compared to the geometrical-optics prediction. These are the spatial Goos-Hanchen (GH) shift, the angular GH shift, the spatial Imbert-Fedorov (IF) shift, and the angular IF shift. We report here, theoretically and experimentally, that endowing the beam with orbital angular momentum leads to coupling of these four shifts; this is described by a 4 x 4 mixing