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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Abstract-First-principles study of the terahertz third-order nonlinear response of metallic armchair graphene nanoribbons
We compute the terahertz third-order nonlinear conductance of metallic armchair graphene nanoribbons using time-dependent perturbation theory. Significant enhancement of the intrinsic third-order conductance over the result for instrinsic 2D single-layer graphene is observed over a wide range of temperatures. We also investigate the nonlinear response of extrinsic metallic acGNR with |EF|≪200meV. We find that the third-order conductance exhibits a strong Fermi level dependence at low temperatures. A third-order critical field strength of between ∼1 and 5kV/m is computed for the Kerr conductance as a function of temperature. For the third-harmonic conductance, the minimum critical field is computed to be ∼5kV/m.