Graphene Bloch Equations

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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)


The ultrafast carrier dynamics in graphene has been intensively investigated in recent years. From the theoretical side the graphene Bloch equations have been successfully applied to explain linear absorption and various features observed in optical pump-probe experiments. Here, we present a detailed derivation of the graphene Bloch equations and discuss different contributions resulting from the electron-electron and electron-phonon interaction.


Matrix Element Hamilton Operator Dirac Point Heisenberg Equation Density Matrix Formalism 
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We acknowledge the financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through SPP 1459. Ermin Malić thanks the Einstein Foundation Berlin. We thank Faris Kadi (TU Berlin) for fruitful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Nichtlineare Optik und QuantenelektronikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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