Polaritons in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures

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Elsevier, Dec 9, 2004 - Science - 358 pages
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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.

· 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
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Properties of Excitations in Solids
1
Chapter 2 Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures
25
Chapter 3 Bulk Polaritons
41
Chapter 4 Surface Plasmon and PhononPolaritons
65
Chapter 5 PlasmonPolaritons in Periodic Structures
89
Chapter 6 PlasmonPolaritons in Quasiperiodic Structures
125
Chapter 7 Magnetic Polaritons
157
Chapter 8 Magnetic Polaritons in SpinCanted Systems
195
Chapter 9 Metallic Magnetic Multilayers
215
Chapter 10 ExcitonPolaritons
249
Chapter 11 Experimental Techniques
267
Chapter 12 Concluding Topics
311
Appendix A Some Theoretical Tools
327
Subject Index
339
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