Accession Number:

ADA063097

Title:

Theory of Surface Polaritons in n-Type Silicon in the Presence of a DC Current.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A theoretical investigation has been carried out on the effect of a drift current on surface polaritons in n-type silicon. The current direction is taken to be parallel to the direction of propagation of the surface polaritons. From the dispersion curves, there is evidence that an interaction takes place between the current and the polaritons which gives rise to polariton instability or amplification for certain frequency ranges. These instabilities are believed to be due to the presence of the surface. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE