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Fresnel laws at curved dielectric interfaces of microresonators.

By Martina Hentschel and Henning Schomerus

Abstract

We discuss curvature corrections to Fresnel�s laws for the reflection and transmission of light at a nonplanar refractive-index boundary. The reflection coefficients are obtained from the resonances of a dielectric disk within a sequential-reflection model. The Goos-Hänchen effect for curved light fronts at a planar interface can be adapted to provide a qualitative and quantitative extension of the ray model which explains the observed deviations from Fresnel�s laws

Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lancs.ac.uk:683
Provided by: Lancaster E-Prints

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