Electromagnetic surface modes in a magnetized quantum electron-hole plasma
2011 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, E-ISSN 1550-2376, Vol. 83, no 5, 057401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The propagation of surface electromagnetic waves along a uniform magnetic field is studied in a quantum electron-hole semiconductor plasma. A forward propagating mode is found by including the effect of quantum tunneling. In the classical limit ((h) over bar -> 0), one of the low-frequency modes found is similar to an experimentally observed one in n-type InSb at room temperature. The surface modes are shown to be significantly modified in the case of high-conductivity semiconductor plasmas where electrons and holes may be degenerate. The effects of the external magnetic field and the quantum tunneling on the surface wave modes are discussed.
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2011. Vol. 83, no 5, 057401
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104870DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.057401ISI: 000290726900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-104870DiVA: diva2:821293