Strong magneto-optical effects due to surface states in three-dimensional topological insulators. Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that a thin film of a three-dimensional topological insulator such as Bi(2)Se(3)or Bi(2)Te(3) can exhibit strong linear and nonlinear magneto-optical effects in a transverse magnetic field. In particular, one can achieve an almost complete circular polarization of an incident terahertz or mid-infrared radiation and an efficient four-wave mixing.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yao, X., Tokman, M., & Belyanin, A

complete list of authors

  • Yao, Xianghan||Tokman, Mikhail||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM