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Surface Plasmon Polaritons at Terahertz Frequencies on Metal and Semiconductor Surfaces

Diploma Thesis 2003 88 Pages

Electrotechnology

Summary

This thesis presents the first experimental study of the propagation characteristics and field distribution of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at terahertz (THz) frequencies. A measurement setup has been designed which allows the generation, demonstration and systematic investigation of SPPs at flat surfaces of various materials. In this chapter a general introduction is given which comprises the different concepts that are involved in the presented experiments. After giving a general introduction to electromagnetic interface excitations in section 1.1, a qualitative account of the SPP is found in 1.2. In section 1.3 we discuss the peculiarity of the THz frequency range in which experiments have been carried out, followed by the conceptual formulation of this thesis, including a short summary of the subsequent chapters (section 1.4).

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Pages
88
Year
2003
ISBN (eBook)
9783638019811
File size
1 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v48547
Institution / College
RWTH Aachen University – Institut für Halbleitertechnik
Grade
1.0
Tags
Surface Plasmon Polaritons Terahertz Frequencies Metal Semiconductor Surfaces

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