Continuous-wave lasing between Landau levels in graphene Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015 American Physical Society. We predict the general feasibility and demonstrate the design of the continuous-wave terahertz laser operating between Landau levels in graphene placed on a polar substrate in a magnetic field of order 1 T. Steady-state population inversion under a continuous-wave optical pumping becomes possible due to surface-phonon-mediated relaxation of carriers. The scheme is scalable to other materials with massless Dirac fermions, for example, surface states in three-dimensional topological insulators such as Bi2Se3 or Bi2Te3.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, Y., Tokman, M., & Belyanin, A

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Yongrui||Tokman, Mikhail||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM