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Abstract-Backscattering-immune one-way surface magnetoplasmons at terahertz frequencies

Backscattering-immune one-way surface magnetoplasmons at terahertz frequencies

Linfang Shen, Yun You, Zhuoyuan Wang, and Xiaohua Deng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 950-962 (2015)
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Surface magnetoplasmons (SMPs) in a basic physical model for the terahertz regime, which consists of a semi-infinite magnetized semiconductor with dielectric cladding terminated by a metal slab, are theoretically investigated. The dispersion properties of such SMPs are analyzed and examined in detail. It is shown that SMPs may follow three different kinds of dispersion diagrams, depending on the applied dc magnetic field intensity. Complete one-way propagation that operates within the band gap of the semiconductor is available for SMPs, and the one-way bandwidth reaches a maximum at a certain magnetic field intensity. Regular modes guided by the dielectric layer are also analyzed. These modes may cause the (complete) SMP one-way region to be compressed or even removed, but they can be suppressed by reducing the dielectric layer thickness. Owing to the mirror effect of the metal slab, one-way propagating and backscattering-immune basic SMPs can exhibit a larger propagation length than those sustained by a single dielectric–semiconductor interface.
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