Chiral plasmon in gapped Dirac systems

Anshuman Kumar, Andrei Nemilentsau, Kin Hung Fung, George Hanson, Nicholas X. Fang, Tony Low

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We study the electromagnetic response and surface electromagnetic modes in a generic gapped Dirac material under pumping with circularly polarized light. The valley imbalance due to pumping leads to a net Berry curvature, giving rise to a finite transverse conductivity. We discuss the appearance of nonreciprocal chiral edge modes, their hybridization and waveguiding in a nanoribbon geometry, and giant polarization rotation in nanoribbon arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041413
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 19 2016

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    Kumar, A., Nemilentsau, A., Fung, K. H., Hanson, G., Fang, N. X., & Low, T. (2016). Chiral plasmon in gapped Dirac systems. Physical Review B, 93(4), [041413].