We demonstrate that sufficiently strong optical excitation may result in the population inversion in graphene, so that the real part of the ac conductivity can be negative in the terahertz range of frequencies. We study also how the heating of the electron-hole system influences the effect of negative ac conductivity. The effect of population inversion and negative ac conductivity might be used in graphene-based coherent sources of terahertz electromagnetic radiation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jun 30|
|Event||15th International Conference on Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors, HCIS15 - Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 2007 Jul 23 → 2007 Jul 27
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics