Dirac-Weyl points’ manipulation using linear polarised laser field in Floquet crystals for various graphene superlattices
journal contributionposted on 09.02.2018 by Shahad Alfadhli, Sergey Saveliev, Feodor Kusmartsev
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We investigate the changes in the energy spectrum of the graphene monolayer subjected to linear polarised laser beam and external periodically modulated static field (electric and magnetic). Floquet theory and the resonance approximation are used to analyse the energy spectrum and, in particular, the creation and the destruction of the Dirac-Weyl points. We found that at certain conditions the graphene is transformed into the two-dimensional Weyl metals, where each of the two original graphene Dirac cones is split into pairs of the Weyl cones. We also show that altering the laser's beam incidence(tilting) angle may lead to appearing and disappearing of the pairs of Weyl points, the opening gap in the spectrum, and its efficient manipulation.