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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1437–1439

A closed-form approximate expression for the optical conductivity of graphene

Ergun Simsek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1437-1439 (2013)

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A closed-form approximate expression for the optical conductivity of graphene is developed, which generates results with less than 0.8% maximum absolute error for λ>250nm. The expression takes wavelength, temperature, chemical potential, and hopping parameter into account and provides a fast, easy, and reliable alternative to well-known methods that include singular integrals. Numerical results confirm that the effective complex electrical permittivity derived from the optical conductivity successfully represents this one atom thick material in three-dimensional electromagnetic simulations and analyses.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Ergun Simsek, "A closed-form approximate expression for the optical conductivity of graphene," Opt. Lett. 38, 1437-1439 (2013)

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