We propose and substantiate the concept of terahertz (THz) laser enabled by the resonant electron radiative transitions between graphene layers (GLs) in double-GL structures. We estimate the THz gain for TM-mode exhibiting very low Drude absorption in GLs and show that the gain can exceed the losses in metal-metal waveguides at the low end of the THz range. The spectrum of the emitted photons can be tuned by the applied voltage. A weak temperature dependence of the THz gain promotes an effective operation at room temperature.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)