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New Class of Surface Magnon Polaritons in Enantiomeric Antiferromagnetic Structures

By Roland Tarkhanyan
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 39, 55-69, 2012


A novel class of surface magnon polaritons supported in identical enantiomeric antiferromagnetic structures is presented. The surface waves arise due to bianisotropy. The existence of two distinct surface modes with unusual dispersion and polarization properties is predicted. The role of losses is investigated and the propagation length of the surface waves is determined.


Roland Tarkhanyan, "New Class of Surface Magnon Polaritons in Enantiomeric Antiferromagnetic Structures," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 39, 55-69, 2012.


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