Towards a History of Concepts of Light-Matter Coupling
Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology
Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2015, Pages: 1-9
Received: Jun. 15, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 26, 2015; Published: Jul. 1, 2015
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V. V. Rumyantsev, Dept. of dynamical properties of complex systems, Galkin Institute for Physics & Engineering, Donetsk, Ukraine
K. V. Gumennyk, Dept. of electronic properties of metals, Galkin Institute for Physics & Engineering, Donetsk, Ukraine
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The article gives a succinct historical review of the evolution of physical concepts in photonics and light-matter coupling during the 20th century with special emphasis on noteworthy contributions made by a prominent Ukrainian theoretician Kirill Tolpygo, whose centenary will be celebrated next year. We dwell in detail on the history of elaboration of such key notions as various types of excitons, polaritons, spatial dispertion in crystals and others. Their correct understanding provides an indispensable basis for further progress in crystal optics.
Photonics, Light-Mater Coupling, Crystal Lattice, Exciton, Polariton, Spatial Dispersion, K. B. Tolpygo
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V. V. Rumyantsev, K. V. Gumennyk, Towards a History of Concepts of Light-Matter Coupling, Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.jmpt.20150101.11
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