Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 51, Issue 8, pp 1758–1764 | Cite as

Two-dimensional nonlinear electromagnetic waves in a carbon nanotube array

  • M. B. BelonenkoEmail author
  • S. Yu. Glazov
  • N. G. Lebedev
  • N. E. Meshcheryakova
Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters


The interaction of electromagnetic waves with carbon nanotubes has been investigated theoretically. The dynamics of nonlinear electromagnetic waves is considered in terms of the coupled equations for the classical function of the electron distribution in zigzag carbon nanotubes and the Maxwell equations for an electromagnetic field. The effective equation describing the dynamics of the electromagnetic field is derived. The existence of stable nonlinear electromagnetic waves is confirmed by the results of numerical calculations. The influence of a dc electric field on the wave propagation is analyzed.

PACS numbers

71.27.+a 78.66.Tr 78.67.Ch 78.70.Gq 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Belonenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Yu. Glazov
    • 2
  • N. G. Lebedev
    • 3
  • N. E. Meshcheryakova
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of NanotechnologiesVolgograd Business InstituteVolgogradRussia
  2. 2.Volgograd State Pedagogical UniversityVolgogradRussia
  3. 3.Volgograd State UniversityVolgogradRussia

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