3 years ago

Two-dimensional electroacoustic waves in silicene

Roland Bouffanais, Mikhail B. Belonenko, Alexander V. Zhukov, Natalia N. Konobeeva

Abstract

In this letter, we investigate the propagation of two-dimensional electromagnetic waves in a piezoelectric medium built upon silicene. Ultrashort optical pulses of Gaussian form are considered to probe this medium. On the basis of Maxwell’s equations supplemented with the wave equation for the medium’s displacement vector, we obtain the effective governing equation for the vector potential associated with the electromagnetic field, as well as the component of the displacement vector. The dependence of the pulse shape on the bandgap in silicene and the piezoelectric coefficient of the medium was analyzed, thereby revealing a nontrivial triadic interplay between the characteristics of the pulse dynamics, the electronic properties of silicene, and the electrically induced mechanical vibrations of the medium. In particular, we uncovered the possibility for an amplification of the pulse amplitude through the tuning of the piezoelectric coefficient. This property could potentially offer promising prospects for the development of amplification devices for the optoelectronics industry.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00340-017-6879-4

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-017-6879-4

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