Giant Optical Nonlinearity of Graphene in a Strong Magnetic Field Academic Article uri icon


  • We calculate the nonlinear optical response of graphene in strong magnetic and optical fields, using a quantum-mechanical density-matrix formalism. We show that graphene in a magnetic field possesses a giant mid- or far-infrared optical nonlinearity, perhaps the highest among known materials. The high nonlinearity originates from unique electronic properties and selection rules near the Dirac point. As a result, even one monolayer of graphene gives rise to an appreciable nonlinear frequency conversion efficiency for incident infrared radiation. 2012 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

altmetric score

  • 10.364

author list (cited authors)

  • Yao, X., & Belyanin, A.

citation count

  • 120

complete list of authors

  • Yao, Xianghan||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • June 2012