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Instabilities of surface polaritons in semiconductor layer-periodical structure
Author(s): A. A. Bulgakov; V. V. Moskalenko
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Paper Abstract

The new types of slow surface polaritons are demonstrated to propagate at the interface of homogeneous semifinite space and the layer-periodical structure (classic superlattice), which is made with layers of semiconductor and dieletric. For modern semiconductor and dielectric materials the phase velocity of this waves is value of order Vph approximately equals 4 X 107 sm/s under the real parameters. Velocity of the carrier drift is known to be less than 7 X 107 sm/s. It is shown in this paper, that slow surface polaritons can interact efficiently with carriers moving in homogeneous space. Different types of instability are analyzed analytically and numerically. Increments of instability are obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2211, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, (19 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183060
Show Author Affiliations
A. A. Bulgakov, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (Ukraine)
V. V. Moskalenko, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2211:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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