Light-matter interaction in finite-size plasma systems

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It is well known that electromagnetic waves with frequencies below the plasma frequency cannot propagate inside an electron plasma. For plasmas with infinite extensions, this property can be mathematically described by a Bogoliubov transformation of the photonic operators. More generally, the presence of finite-size electron plasmas such as laser-induced atmospheric light strings or metallic nano structures including metamaterials leads to a modification of the light-matter interaction. It is shown how this geometric property can be fully accounted for with the help of adapted mode functions used for the quantization of the electromagnetic field. In addition to the analytical derivations, numerical results for luminescence spectra out of quasi-two-dimensional, planar plasma sheets are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3540-3557
Number of pages18
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume244
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Beam plasma interactions
electron plasma
Plasmas
plasma frequencies
electromagnetic radiation
electromagnetic fields
strings
derivation
interactions
photonics
luminescence
operators
Electrons
lasers
Metamaterials
Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic fields
Photonics
Luminescence
Lasers

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Light-matter interaction in finite-size plasma systems. / Hoyer, W.; Kira, M.; Koch, Stephan W; Moloney, Jerome V; Wright, Ewan M.

In: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, Vol. 244, No. 10, 10.2007, p. 3540-3557.

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