polariton

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polariton

[pə′lar·ə‚tän]
(solid-state physics)
A coupled mode of motion in an ionic crystal due to the coupling between the electromagnetic field and transverse optical phonons of long wavelength.
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These unusual waves are called hyperbolic surface polaritons.
Then two polaritons can interact with each other via their atomic component.
Among his topics are surface plasmon polaritons at planar interfaces, extraordinary transmission through sub-wavelength apertures, optical nano-antennas, and nanostructure fabrication and optical characteristics.
In addition, Cola and colleagues were responsible for engineering breakthroughs, including the first thermally conductive amorphous polymer, the first practical electrochemical cell for generating electricity from waste heat and the first evidence of thermal energy conduction by surface polaritons.
Putting lots of polaritons in the same space can induce condensation - similar to the condensation of water droplets at high humidity - and the formation of a light-matter fluid which spins clockwise (spin-up) or anticlockwise (spin-down).
Efficient coupling of surface plasmon polaritons to radiation using a bigrating," Appl.
When the short-lived polaritons break apart, they release a beam of ultraviolet laser light made of photons that all have the same color and direction.
The waves, called phonon polaritons, had wavelengths as short as those of ultraviolet light, at about 300 to 400 nanometers.
Strong coupling of surface plasmon polaritons in monolayer graphene sheet arrays.
The probe enables optical spectroscopy with nanoscale resolution by converting light into surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs).
Agio, "Dispersive contour-path finite-difference time-domain algorithm for modelling surface plasmon polaritons at flat interfaces," Optics Express, Vol.
Among the topics are nonlinear effects in plasmonic systems, plasmonic nano-rod metamaterials as a platform for active nanophotonics, loss compensation and amplification of surface plasmon polaritons, terahertz plasmonic surfaces for sensing, and active and tunable metallic nano-slit lenses.