Magnetooptical phenomena in semiconductor superlattices
Abstract
The Faraday and birefringence effects due to infrared radiation in semiconductor superlattices under a quantized magnetic field are investigated. It is shown that for a nondegenerate electron gas, in the one miniband approximation, the frequency behavior of magnetooptical coefficients exhibit finite jumps at omega = (eta)omega(sub c) +/ 2(Delta) (omega is the frequency of electromagnetic radiation, omega(sub c) is the cyclotron frequency and Delta is half band width). The natural birefringence and dichroism in superlattices are also calculated.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 July 1991
 Bibcode:
 1991mops.rept.....N
 Keywords:

 Birefringence;
 Electron Gas;
 Faraday Effect;
 MagnetoOptics;
 Semiconductors (Materials);
 Superlattices;
 Cyclotron Frequency;
 Dichroism;
 Infrared Radiation;
 Magnetic Fields;
 SolidState Physics