Laser-driven parametric instability and generation of entangled photon-plasmon states in graphene Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 American Physical Society. We show that a strong infrared laser beam obliquely incident on graphene can experience a parametric instability with respect to decay into lower-frequency (idler) photons and THz surface plasmons. The instability is due to a strong in-plane second-order nonlinear response of graphene which originates from its spatial dispersion. The parametric decay leads to efficient generation of THz plasmons and gives rise to quantum entanglement of idler photons and surface plasmon states.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Tokman, M., Wang, Y., Oladyshkin, I., Kutayiah, A. R., & Belyanin, A.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Tokman, Mikhail||Wang, Yongrui||Oladyshkin, Ivan||Kutayiah, A Ryan||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • June 2016