Bistable regime of surface magnetoplasma waves excitation at a semiconductor-metal interface

Ostrikov, K. & Osmayev, O.A. (1995) Bistable regime of surface magnetoplasma waves excitation at a semiconductor-metal interface. Surface Science, 344(3), pp. 283-292.

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The theoretical analysis of the bistability associated with the excitation of surface magnetoplasma waves (SWs) propagating across an external magnetic field at the semiconductor-metal interface by the attenuated total reflection (ATR) method is presented. The Kretschmann-Raether configuration of the ATR method is considered, i.e. a plane electromagnetic wave is incident onto a metal surface through a coupling prism. The third-order nonlinearity of the semiconductor medium is considered in the general form using the formalism of the third-order nonlinear susceptibilities and of the perturbation theory. The examples of the nonlinear mechanisms which influence the SW propagation are given. The analytical and numerical analyses show that the realization of bistable regimes of the SW excitation is possible. The SW amplitude values providing bistability in the structure are evaluated and are reasonably low to provide the experimental observation.

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ID Code: 74119
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Metal-semiconductor interfaces, Models of non-linear phenomena, Plasmons, Polaritons, Surface waves
DOI: 10.1016/0039-6028(95)00854-3
ISSN: 0039-6028
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2014 23:36
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2014 23:36

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