Giant optical nonlinearity of graphene in a magnetic field Conference Paper uri icon


  • We show that graphene in a magnetic field possesses by far the highest third-order optical nonlinearity among all known materials. The giant nonlinearity originates from unique electronic properties and selection rules for transitions between Landau levels near the Dirac point. As a result, even one monolayer of graphene gives rise to appreciable nonlinear frequency conversion efficiency for incident infrared radiation. We present quantum-mechanical density-matrix formalism for calculating the nonlinear optical response of graphene in the magnetic field, valid for arbitrarily strong magnetic and optical fields. 2011 Optical Society of America.

name of conference

  • Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XII

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Yao, X., & Belyanin, A.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Yao, Xianghan||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • March 2013