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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Abstract-Transmission of terahertz waves through layered superconductors controlled by a dc magnetic field
S. S. Apostolov, Z. A. Maizelis, N. M. Makarov, F. Pérez-Rodríguez, T. N. Rokhmanova, and V. A. Yampol'skii
The transmission of THz electromagnetic waves via a slab of layered superconductor in the presence of dc magnetic field H0 is theoretically studied. We demonstrate that the external dc field turns the layered superconductor into nonuniform medium with spatially and frequency-dependent dielectric permittivity. Even a relatively weak dc magnetic field, when the superconductor is in the Meissner state, significantly affects the transmittance of the layered superconductor. Moreover, the proper choice of H0 can provide the perfect transparency of the slab. In addition, the dc magnetic field changes the dependence of the transmittance on the slab thickness, the frequency, and the incident angle of the wave. Thus, it can serve as an effective tool to control the transmissivity of layered superconductors.