Terahertz intrinsic and effective surface impedances of high-temperature superconducting thin films

W. H. Lin, C. J. Wu, T. J. Yang, S. J. Chang

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Terahertz wave properties of high-temperature superconducting thin films are theoretically investigated based on the calculated surface impedances. The surface impedances for three model structures are considered in this work. We first treat the intrinsic bulk surface impedance for a superconductor occupying the half space. Second, the intrinsic film surface impedance of a superconducting film of finite thickness is calculated. Third, we calculate the effective surface impedance for a superconductor-dielectric layered structure, i.e., a superconducting film on the dielectric substrate of finite thickness. All calculations that will be made are based on the two-fluid model of superconductors together with the transmission line theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2589-2603
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number17-18
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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