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  Ultrafast Sub-100 fs All-Optical Modulation and Efficient Third-Harmonic Generation in Weyl Semimetal Niobium Phosphide Thin Films

Tilmann, B., Pandeya, A. K., Grinblat, G., Menezes, L. d. S., Li, Y., Shekhar, C., et al. (2022). Ultrafast Sub-100 fs All-Optical Modulation and Efficient Third-Harmonic Generation in Weyl Semimetal Niobium Phosphide Thin Films. Advanced Materials, 34(15): 2106733, pp. 1-8. doi:10.1002/adma.202106733.

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Tilmann, Benjamin1, Author
Pandeya, Avanindra Kumar1, Author
Grinblat, Gustavo1, Author
Menezes, Leonardo de S.1, Author
Li, Yi1, Author
Shekhar, Chandra2, Author              
Felser, Claudia3, Author              
Parkin, Stuart S. P.1, Author
Bedoya-Pinto, Amilcar1, Author
Maier, Stefan A.1, Author
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1External Organizations, ou_persistent22              
2Chandra Shekhar, Inorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society, ou_1863428              
3Claudia Felser, Inorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society, ou_1863429              

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 Abstract: Since their experimental discovery in 2015, Weyl semimetals have generated a large amount of attention due their intriguing physical properties that arise from their linear electron dispersion relation and topological surface states. In particular, in the field of nonlinear (NL) optics and light harvesting, Weyl semimetals have shown outstanding performances and achieved record NL conversion coefficients. In this context, the first steps toward Weyl semimetal nanophotonics are performed here by thoroughly characterizing the linear and NL optical behavior of epitaxially grown niobium phosphide (NbP) thin films, covering the visible to the near-infrared regime of the electromagnetic spectrum. Despite the measured high linear absorption, third-harmonic generation studies demonstrate high conversion efficiencies up to 10(-4)% that can be attributed to the topological electron states at the surface of the material. Furthermore, nondegenerate pump-probe measurements with sub-10 fs pulses reveal a maximum modulation depth of approximate to 1%, completely decaying within 100 fs and therefore suggesting the possibility of developing all-optical switching devices based on NbP. Altogether, this work reveals the promising NL optical properties of Weyl semimetal thin films, which outperform bulk crystals of the same material, laying the grounds for nanoscale applications, enabled by top-down nanostructuring, such as light-harvesting, on-chip frequency conversion, and all-optical processing.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-04-142022-04-14
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: ISI: 000763598000001
DOI: 10.1002/adma.202106733
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Title: Advanced Materials
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Publ. Info: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 34 (15) Sequence Number: 2106733 Start / End Page: 1 - 8 Identifier: ISSN: 0935-9648
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925570855