Control of the Goos-Hanchen shift of a light beam via a coherent driving field Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a proposal to manipulate the Goos-Hnchen shift of a light beam via a coherent control field, which is injected into a cavity configuration containing the two-level atomic medium. It is found that the lateral shifts of the reflected and transmitted probe beams can be easily controlled by adjusting the intensity and detuning of the control field. Using this scheme, the lateral shift at the fixed incident angle can be enhanced (positive or negative) under the suitable conditions on the control field, without changing the structure of the cavity. 2008 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, L., Ikram, M., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 126

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Li-Gang||Ikram, Manzoor||Zubairy, M Suhail

publication date

  • February 2008