Electrical Excitation of Plasmons in Graphene through the 2D Čerenkov Effect

Ido Kaminer, Yaniv Tenenbaum Katan, Hrvoje Buljan, Yichen Shen, Ognjen Ilic, Josué J. López, Liang Jie Wong, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljačić

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We show that charge carriers flowing inside graphene can emit graphene plasmons (GPs) through a 2D Čerenkov effect (ČE), providing a highly efficient, tunable, and ultrafast conversion mechanism from electrical signal to plasmonic excitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, QELS 2016
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2016
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, QELS 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, QELS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

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