Band structure effects on the nonlinear optical response of bilayer graphene
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology
Received in final form: 17 January 2014
Published online: 19 March 2014
Recently, Rabi-like oscillations that occur far from resonance were predicted in monolayer graphene. In bilayer graphene, when the trigonal warping effect is taken into account, this new Rabi frequency shows a zero non-trivial minimum as a function of the strength of the applied electric field in addition to the trivial minimum at zero field. The zero non-trivial minimum occurs where the ‘leg pocket’ of the Fermi surface develops, described in the pioneering work of McCann et al. [Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 148, 91 (2007)]. Thereafter, the anomalous Rabi frequency varies linearly with the square of the intensity of the applied field consistent with a bilayer system without trigonal warping. It is seen that this anomalous Rabi frequency is affected much more by trigonal warping than the conventional Rabi frequency. The induced current is also significantly affected by the trigonal warping. A fully numerical solution of the optical Bloch equations completely corroborates the analytical findings and provides a basis for the approximation schemes employed.
Key words: Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems
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