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Photonics 2018, 5(4), 55;

Broadband Terahertz Spectroscopy of Phonon-Polariton Dispersion in Ferroelectrics

Division of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
Received: 7 November 2018 / Revised: 28 November 2018 / Accepted: 28 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Terahertz Photonics)
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Electromagnetic waves at frequencies below the X-ray region strongly couple to the optical vibrational modes in a solid. These coupled excitations have been called phonon polaritons. The relationship of the polariton frequency versus the polariton wavevector shows a remarkable dispersion, especially in the vicinity of the transverse and longitudinal optical mode frequencies. The significant frequency dependence enables valuable applications such as a tunable terahertz radiation source. The polariton dispersion relations of technologically important dielectric and ferroelectric crystals were reviewed in the broad terahertz range using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, far-infrared spectroscopy, and Raman scattering spectroscopy. View Full-Text
Keywords: phonon polariton; terahertz; spectroscopy; ferroelectrics phonon polariton; terahertz; spectroscopy; ferroelectrics

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Kojima, S. Broadband Terahertz Spectroscopy of Phonon-Polariton Dispersion in Ferroelectrics. Photonics 2018, 5, 55.

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