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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

Kinetic magnetoplasmons in graphene and their excitation by laser
Author(s): Chuan Sheng Liu; Vipin K. Tripathi

Paper Abstract

A transverse magnetic field in graphene, together with the high speed of Dirac electrons moving with Fermi velocity, gives rise to a set of collective modes, viz., kinetic magnetoplasmonic modes, two-dimensional equivalent of Bernstein modes, with frequencies in between the harmonics of electron cyclotron frequency. We develop a Vlasov theory of these modes in a moderate magnetic field, including finite gyroradius effects, and study their excitation by laser through linear mode conversion, facilitated by grating or periodic ribbons. At kρ→0 (where k is the wave number and ρ is the gyroradius of electrons), the magnetoplasmonic modes have frequencies near the harmonics of electron cyclotron frequency. The frequencies rise with wave number, attain maxima in the vicinity of the next cyclotron harmonic, and then fall off. In high-mobility graphene, with ribbons or grating of appropriate ripple wave number, a normally impinged laser coverts a significant fraction of its power into magnetoplasmons, reducing the laser transmissivity as observed in experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
J. Nanophoton. 11(3) 036015 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.11.036015
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 11, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Chuan Sheng Liu, Univ. of Macau (China)
Vipin K. Tripathi, Univ. of Macao (China)

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