Optical properties and electromagnetic modes of Weyl semimetals Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019 American Physical Society. We present systematic theoretical studies of both bulk and surface electromagnetic eigenmodes, or polaritons, in Weyl semimetals in the minimal model of two bands with two separated Weyl nodes. We derive the tensors of bulk and surface conductivity taking into account all possible combinations of the optical transitions involving bulk and surface electron states. We show how information about electronic structure of Weyl semimetals, such as the position and separation of Weyl nodes, Fermi energy, and Fermi arc surface states, can be unambiguously extracted from measurements of the dispersion, transmission, reflection, and polarization of electromagnetic waves.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, Q., Kutayiah, A. R., Oladyshkin, I., Tokman, M., & Belyanin, A.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Qianfan||Kutayiah, A Ryan||Oladyshkin, Ivan||Tokman, Mikhail||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • February 2019