Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol.163, 116-122, 2015
Surface optical phonon-assisted cyclotron resonance in graphene on polar substrates
We.theoretically study the influence of surface optical (SO) phonons on the phonon-assisted cyclotron resonance (PACR) effect in a single-layer graphene on different polar substrates via both one- and twophoton absorption processes. The two-photon absorption process gives a significant contribution to magneto-optical absorption coefficient (MOAC) compared to one-photon process. The shifts of the absorption peaks are larger for polar substrates than those in graphene on nonpolar substrates, where only the intrinsic optical phonons of graphene with higher energy contribute. Effects of temperature, graphene-substrate separation, and magnetic field on the magneto-optical absorption coefficient and the half-width are discussed. Our results provide a significantly quantitative picture for SO phonons interaction induced magneto-optical absorption in graphene on polar substrates. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.