Multiphoton microwave photoresistance in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas

A. T. Hatke, M. Khodas, M. A. Zudov, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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We report on experimental and theoretical studies of microwave-induced resistance oscillations in a two-dimensional electron gas over a wide range of microwave intensities. We observe a distinct crossover from linear to sublinear power dependence of the oscillation amplitude and a concomitant narrowing of the oscillation extrema. To explain our observations we propose a theory based on the quantum kinetic equation at arbitrary microwave power. Taken together, these findings demonstrate a crucial role of multiphoton processes at elevated microwave intensities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241302
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 6 2011


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