We extend our studies of microwave photoresistance of ultrahigh mobility two-dimensional electron systems (2DES) into the high-intensity, nonlinear regime employing both monochromatic and bichromatic radiation. Under high-intensity monochromatic radiation ω we observe zero-resistance states (ZRSs) that correspond to the rational values of ε=ω ωC (ωC is the cyclotron frequency) and can be associated with multiphoton processes. Under bichromatic radiation ω1, ω2 we discover a resistance minimum, possibly a precursor of bichromatic ZRSs, which seems to originate from a frequency mixing process, ω1 + ω2. These findings indicate that multiphoton processes play important roles in the physics of nonequilibrium transport of microwave-driven 2DES, and suggest new directions for theoretical and experimental studies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2006|