Switching and Rectification of Phonon Polaritons of an Insulator at Its Boundary With a Metal
UKRAINIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES KHARKOV INST FOR LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
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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.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Solid State Physics