Friday, April 1, 2016

Abstract-Quantum Size Effects in the Terahertz Nonlinear Response of Metallic Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons
We use time dependent perturbation theory to study quantum size effects on the terahertz nonlinear response of metallic graphene armchair nanoribbons of finite length under an applied electric field. Our work shows that quantization due to the finite length of the nanoribbon, the applied field distribution, and the broadening of the graphene spectrum all play a significant role in the resulting nonlinear conductances. In certain cases, these effects can significantly enhance the nonlinearity over that for infinitely-long metallic armchair graphene nanoribbon.

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