Polaritons in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures

Polaritons in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures, 1st Edition

Polaritons in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures, 1st Edition,Eudenilson Albuquerque,Michael Cottam,ISBN9780444516275


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Key Features

· Clear and comprehensive account of polaritons in multilayered structures
· Covers both periodic and quasiperiodic superlattices
· Careful attention to theoretical developments and tools
· Invaluable guide for researchers in this field
· Shows developments from the basics to advanced topics


In recent years there have been exciting developments in techniques for producing multilayered structures of different materials, often with thicknesses as small as only a few atomic layers. These artificial structures, known as superlattices, can either be grown with the layers stacked in an alternating fashion (the periodic case) or according to some other well-defined mathematical rule (the quasiperiodic case). This book describes research on the excitations (or wave-like behavior) of these materials, with emphasis on how the material properties are coupled to photons (the quanta of the light or the electromagnetic radiation) to produce “mixed” waves called polaritons.


The book is aimed at graduate students, faculty members and other researchers in condensed matter physics, materials science and engineering, surface and interface science, and nanotechnology. It will be useful in providing instructional material in this developing area of physics/ materials science, as a review of the field of study, and as a comprehensive reference.

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Polaritons in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures, 1st Edition


1 Basic Properties of Excitations in Solids
1.1 Symmetry and Crystal Lattices
1.2 Reciprocal Lattices and Brillouin Zones .
1.3 Bulk, Surface and Superlattice Excitations
1.4 Phonon: Quantum of the Lattice Vibrations
1.5 Plasmon: Quantum of the Plasma Oscillations
1.6 Exciton: Bound Electron-Hole Pair
1.7 Magnon: Quantum of the Spin Wave

2 Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures
2.1 Periodic Structures
2.2 Quasiperiodic Structures
2.3 Examples of Quasiperiodic Structures
2.3.2 Fibonacci
2.3.3 Thue-Morse
2.3.4 Double-period

3 Bulk Polaritons
3.1 The Frequency Dependent Dielectric Function
3.2 Bulk Plasmon- and Phonon-Polaritons
3.3 Bulk Exciton-Polaritons
3.4 Magnetic Susceptibility
3.5 Bulk Magnetic-Polaritons

4 Surface Plasmon- and Phonon-Polaritons
4.1 Single Interface Modes: Isotropic Media
4.2 Single Interface Modes: Anisotropic Media
4.3 Charge-Sheet Modes
4.4 Thin Films
4.5 Experimental Studies

5 Plasmon-Polaritons in Periodic Structures
5.1 Two-Component Superlattices
5.1.1 Infinite Superlattices
5.1.2 Semi-Infinite Superlattices
5.1.3 Finite Superlattices
5.2 Superlattices with Charge Sheets
5.3 Doped Semiconductor Superlattices
5.4 Piezoelectric Superlattices
5.4.1 Piezoelectric Layer
5.4.2 Superlattice Structure
5.5 Magnetoplasmon-Polaritons in Finite and Infinite Superlattices

6 Plasmon-Polaritons in Quasiperiodic Structures
6.1 Two-Component Quasiperiodic Structures
6.1.1 Numerical Examples
6.2 Localization and Scaling Properties
6.3 Multifractal Analysis
6.4 Quasiperiodic nipi Structures
6.5 Thermodynamic Properties
6.5.1 Theoretical Model
6.5.2 Specific Heat Profiles .

7 Magnetic Polaritons
7.1 Exchange Spin Waves in Thin Films
7.2 Magnetostatic Modes in Thin Films
7.2.1 Magnetization Parallel to the Film Surfaces
7.2.2 Magnetization Perpendicular to the Film Surfaces
7.3 Spin Waves in Magnetic Superlattices
7.3.1 Exchange Region
7.3.2 Magnetostatic Region
7.4 Rare-Earth Superlattices
7.5 Metamagnetic Thin Films
7.6 Quasiperiodic Structures

8 Magnetic Polaritons in Spin-Canted Systems
8.1 The Magnetic Hamiltonian
8.2 Magnetic Polaritons in Canted Antiferromagnets
8.3 Magnetic Polaritons in Spin-Canted Thin Films

9 Metallic Magnetic Multilayers
9.1 Magnetoresistance Self-Similar Spectra
9.2 Magnetization Profiles
9.3 Ferromagnetic Resonance Curves
9.4 Thermodynamic Properties

10 Exciton-Polaritons
10.1 Thin Films
10.2 Superlattice Modes
10.3 Superlattice Modes in the Presence of a Magnetic Field

11 Experimental Techniques
11.1 Raman Scattering in Periodic Structures
11.1.1 Two-Components Superlattices with 2D Charge Sheets
11.1.2 nipi Superlattices
11.2 Raman Scattering in Quasiperiodic Structures
11.3 Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS)
11.4 Resonant Brillouin Scattering (RBS)
11.4.1 Reflection and Transmission Spectra
11.4.2 Light Scattering Formalism
11.4.3 RBS Cross Section
11.5 Far-Infrared Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR)
11.6 Other Techniques
11.6.1 Light-Emitting Tunnel Junction
11.6.2 Far-Infrared (FIR) Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy
11.6.3 Magneto-Optical Kerr E_ect (MOKE)
11.6.4 Ferromagnetic Resonance (FMR)

12 Concluding Topics
12.1 Nonlinear Dielectric Media
12.2 Nonlinear Excitations in Single-Interface Geometries
12.3 Nonlinear Excitations in Double-Interface Systems
12.4 Nonlinear Excitations in Multilayer Systems
12.5 Conclusions and Future Directions

Appendix A: Some Theoretical Tools
A.1 Perturbation Theory
A.2 Second Quantization
A.3 Basic Properties of Green Functions
A.4 Diagrammatic Perturbation Theory
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