Strong Nonlinear Optical Response of Bilayer Graphene in the Terahertz Regime


Article Preview

We demonstrate that bilayer graphene exhibits strong nonlinear optical response in the terahertz frequency regime. The electric field strength required to generate single-frequency and triple-frequency nonlinear optical responses comparable to the linear optical response is only moderate and can be easily achieved in laboratory. This strong nonlinear optical response persists even in room temperature. This suggests that bilayer graphene can potentially be utilized in nonlinear terahertz photonics.



Edited by:

David Wang




Y. S. Ang and C. Zhang, "Strong Nonlinear Optical Response of Bilayer Graphene in the Terahertz Regime", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 500, pp. 62-65, 2012

Online since:

January 2012




[1] K.S. Novoselov, A.K. Geim, S.V. Morozov, D. Jiang, Y. Zhang, S.V. Dubonos, I.V. Grigorieva and A.A. Firsov: Science Vol. 306 (2004), p.666.

[2] A.K. Geim & K.S. Novoselov: Nature Mater. Vol. 6 (2007), p.183.

[3] A.H. Neto & F. Guinea: Rev. Mod. Phys. Vol. 81 (2009), p.109.

[4] A. Wright, X. Xu, J. Cao and C. Zhang: App. Phys. Lett. Vol. 95 (2009), 072101.

[5] E. McCann, D.S.L. Abergel and V.I. Fal'ko: Solid State Commun. Vol. 143 (2007), p.110.

[6] Y.S. Ang, S. Sultan and C. Zhang: Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (2010), 243110.

[7] V.I. Fal'ko: Phil Trans. R. Soc. A Vol. 208 (2008), p.205.

[8] J. Cserti, A. Csordas and G. David: Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 99 (2007), 066802.

Fetching data from Crossref.
This may take some time to load.