5 years ago

Cyclotron resonance of the magnetic ratchet effect and second harmonic generation in bilayer graphene.

Vladimir I. Fal'ko, Edward McCann, Narjes Kheirabadi

We model the magnetic ratchet effect in bilayer graphene in which a dc electric current is produced by an ac electric field of frequency $\omega$ in the presence of a steady in-plane magnetic field and inversion-symmetry breaking. In bilayer graphene, the ratchet effect is tunable by an external metallic gate which breaks inversion symmetry. For a tilted magnetic field, the perpendicular field component induces cyclotron motion with frequency $\omega_c$ and we find that the dc current displays cyclotron resonance at $\omega_c = \omega$, although this peak in the current is actually smaller than its value at $\omega_c = 0$. Second harmonic generation, however, is greatly enhanced by resonances at $\omega_c = \omega$ and $\omega_c = 2\omega$ for which the current is generally much larger than at $\omega_c = 0$.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05513

DOI: arXiv:1711.05513v1

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