Faraday rotation in bilayer and trilayer graphene in the quantum Hall regime

Takahiro Morimoto, Mikito Koshino, Hideo Aoki
2012 Physical Review B  
Optical Hall conductivity, as directly related to Faraday rotation, is theoretically studied for bilayer and trilayer graphene. In bilayer graphene, the trigonal warping of the band dispersion greatly affects the resonance structures in Faraday rotation not only in the low-energy region where small Dirac cones emerge, but also in the higher-energy parabolic bands as a sequence of satellite resonances. In ABA-stacked trilayer, the resonance spectrum is a superposition of effective monolayer and
more » ... ilayer contributions with band gaps, while ABC trilayer exhibits a distinct spectrum peculiar to the cubic-dispersed bands with a strong trigonal warping, where the signals associated with low-energy Dirac cones should be directly observable owing to a large Lifshitz transition energy (∼ 10 meV).
doi:10.1103/physrevb.86.155426 fatcat:dtmx2gngkfcm5jtyyegy7c3xbe