Chiral plasmon in gapped Dirac systems

Anshuman Kumar, Andrei Nemilentsau, Kin Hung Fung, George Hanson, Nicholas X. Fang, Tony Low

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We study the electromagnetic response and surface electromagnetic modes in a generic gapped Dirac material under pumping with circularly polarized light. The valley imbalance due to pumping leads to a net Berry curvature, giving rise to a finite transverse conductivity. We discuss the appearance of nonreciprocal chiral edge modes, their hybridization and waveguiding in a nanoribbon geometry, and giant polarization rotation in nanoribbon arrays.
Original languageEnglish
Article number041413
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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