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THz valence band polaritons and antipolaritons
Author(s): I. A. Faragai; M. F. Pereira
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Paper Abstract

The coupling of THz and intersubband excitations leads to THz polaritons and antipolaritons and has great potential for device applications. In this paper, based on the dielectric function formalism, we investigate the relevance of controlling cavity resonance and dephasing in the THz polariton and antipolariton dispersions. The input optical dielectric constant stems from numerically exact nonequilibrium many body solutions which are adjusted to a simplified nonlinear dielectric susceptibility. The resulting expression is inserted in the wave equation to describe the coupling of TE- polarized THz radiation and intervalence band transitions in GaAs/Al0.3Ga0.7As multiple quantum well structures with various resonance conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9199, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications V, 91990H (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061794
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I. A. Faragai, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. F. Pereira, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9199:
Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications V
Manijeh Razeghi; Alexei N. Baranov; John M. Zavada; Dimitris Pavlidis, Editor(s)

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