Accession Number:

ADP011666

Title:

Switching and Rectification of Phonon Polaritons of an Insulator at Its Boundary With a Metal

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UKRAINIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES KHARKOV INST FOR LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The existence of surface polaritons in an insulator at its boundary with an ideal metal or a superconductor in a constant electric or magnetic field is predicted. The modes of these surface polaritons appreciably differ in opposite directions of the field, so that a change in the direction of the field signifies switching on or switching off of surface polaritons. In the presence of a magnetic field polaritons of a given frequency propagate only in one direction with respect to the magnetic field, which is the effect of rectification. The existence of a radiant surface polariton modes is predicted.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE