Volume 96, Number 2, October 2011
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||05 October 2011|
Theory of giant Faraday rotation and Goos-Hänchen shift in graphene
Information Storage Materials Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore - 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576
Accepted: 31 August 2011
We give a quantum formulation of the recently observed giant Faraday rotation (FR) in monolayer graphene (Crassee I., Nat. Phys., 7 (2011) 48) which incorporates graphene's anomalous Hall effect and the resonant interplay between Landau levels and Floquet sidebands in the limit of large Fermi energy. The same formalism is then used to discuss the Goos-Hänchen (GH) shift at the interface of two media of different permittivity, with graphene at their interface. This last feature introduces current into the electromagnetic boundary conditions. For the s-polarization case, the presence of the graphene-induced surface charge causes a much larger GH shift than without charge, and its usual monotonic behavior is altered. In the p-polarization case, surface charge and current may alter the conventional GH shift in opposite ways. We predict new phenomena such as minimum GH shift and a lateral broadening of the reflected beam, all of which should be observable with current experimental capabilities.
PACS: 78.67.-n – Optical properties of low-dimensional, mesoscopic, and nanoscale materials and structures / 73.23.-b – Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems / 73.25.+i – Surface conductivity and carrier phenomena
© EPLA, 2011
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