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Terahertz spinplasmonic devices

  • Author / Creator
    Baron, Corey Allan
  • This thesis focuses on the study of the electromagnetic properties of active spinplasmonic artificial materials. Artificial materials are composites having a macroscopic electromagnetic response that arises due to electromagnetic and electronic interactions between subwavelength sized elements. They are of practical engineering interest due to the wide range of free parameters such as the size, shape, density, and orientation of the individual elements, among others, thus providing the means to produce highly customizable photonic components. The thesis work can be categorized into four major sections: the design and construction of an advanced terahertz system capable of probing the electromagnetic response of such materials, the development of a class of artificial materials that permits the active, spin-dependent tuning of the position dependent phase accumulation of terahertz radiation, the study of spintronic-plasmonic artificial materials, and the discovery of a loss reduction mechanism for terahertz pulses transmitted through dense ensembles of bimetallic particles.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3NQ5W
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Elezzabi, Abdulhakem (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Van, Vien (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Jung, Jan (Physics)