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Resonant Photovoltaic Effect in Doped Magnetic Topological Materials

Dimitrie Culcer

28-10-2019 - 16:00
Via della Vasca Navale 84 - Aula C


Abstract: The non-linear optical response of clean undoped semiconductors contains a static intrinsic term - the shift current.
We have recently shown that when Kramers degeneracy is lifted, the second order dc response of doped topological materials and semimetals to an ac electric field becomes large at the interband absorption threshold in clean nearly isotropic materials.
We refer to this effect, which results from an interesting interplay between inter-band coherence and intra-band
occupation number response, as the resonant photovoltaic effect (RPE). We evaluate the RPE for a model of the surface states of Bi2Te3 coupled to in-plane magnetic order due to either bulk doping or proximity coupling [1].

1. Pankaj Bhalla, Allan H. MacDonald, and Dimitrie Culcer, arXiv: 1910.06570
org: RAIMONDI Roberto

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