We consider the scattering of an incident electromagnetic radiation on a two-dimensional (2D) electron layer with an imbedded metallic contact. We show that the incident wave excites in the system the 2D plasmon polaritons running along the 2D layer and localized near it, and electromagnetic waves reflected back from the system. The ratio of the energy transformed to the 2D plasmon polaritons and reflected back from the layer depends on the frequency and the value of a retardation parameter, which characterizes the importance of retardation effects. When the retardation parameter is large, the energy of the incident radiation is mainly reflected from the 2D electron system and the excitation of the 2D plasmon polaritons is less effective. The results obtained are discussed in connection with recent experiments on the microwave response of the 2D electron systems.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jan 29|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics