3 years ago

Floquet Weyl semimetals in light irradiated type-II line-node semimetals.

Bin Zhou, Dong-Hui Xu, Rui Chen

Type-II Weyl semimetals have recently attracted intensive research interests because of the fact that they can host Lorentz-violating massless fermions as quasiparticles. The discovery of type-II Weyl semimetals evokes the study of type-II line-node semimetals (LNSMs) of which linear dispersion is strongly tilted near the nodal ring. We present here a study on the circularly polarized light-induced Floquet states in type-II LNSMs, as well as those in hybrid LNSMs which have partially over-tilted linear dispersion in the vicinity of the nodal ring. We illustrate that two types of Floquet Weyl semimetal (WSM) states can be induced in both type-II and hybrid LNSMs, and the type of Floquet WSMs can be tuned by the direction and intensity of the incident light. We construct phase diagrams of light irradiated type-II and hybrid LNSMs, which are quite distinct from those of light irradiated type-I LNSMs. Moreover, we found that the photoinduced Floquet type-I and type-II WSMs can be characterized by the emergence of different anomalous Hall conductivities.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.01683

DOI: arXiv:1801.01683v2

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