Optical bistability of graphene in the terahertz range

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Author(s)

  • N. M R Peres
  • Yu V. Bludov
  • Jaime E. Santos
  • Antti-Pekka Jauho
  • M. I. Vasilevskiy

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number125425
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume90
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We use an exact solution of the relaxation-time Boltzmann equation in a uniform ac electric field to describe the nonlinear optical response of graphene in the terahertz (THz) range. The cases of monolayer, bilayer, and ABA-stacked trilayer graphene are considered, and the monolayer species is shown to be the most appropriate one to exploit the nonlinear free electron response. We find that a single layer of graphene shows optical bistability in the THz range, within the electromagnetic power range attainable in practice. The current associated with the third harmonic generation is also computed.

Citation Format(s)

Optical bistability of graphene in the terahertz range. / Peres, N. M R; Bludov, Yu V.; Santos, Jaime E.; Jauho, Antti-Pekka; Vasilevskiy, M. I.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 90, No. 12, 125425, 16.09.2014.

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