Generation of valley polarized current in bilayer graphene

Abergel, D. S. L.; Chakraborty, Tapash
August 2009
Applied Physics Letters;8/10/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p062107
Academic Journal
We propose a device for the generation of valley polarized electronic current in bilayer graphene. By analyzing the response of this material to intense terahertz frequency light in the presence of a transverse electric field, we demonstrate that dynamical states are induced in the gapped energy region, and if the system parameters are properly tuned, these states exist only in one valley. The valley polarized states can then be used to filter an arbitrary electron current, so generating a valley polarized current.


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