We study massive Dirac fermion tunneling through time periodic potential in a silicene-based N-TP-N junction, where Ns are normal silicene regions and TP is the time periodic potential barrier. The fermions would absorb or emit photons due to the presence of the Floquet sidebands created in the TP. The nearly perfect spin-valley-sideband filtering is predicted. Applying only the exchange field leads to just only the electron absorbing a single photon almost purely allowed to tunnel through the junction for the large electric field. Reversing direction of electric field can select spin of the allowed electron. In the case of applying only off-resonant circularly polarized light, just only the electron absorbing a single photon with spin up, is almost purely allowed to tunnel through the junction. The valley is also selected by reversing direction of the electric field. The controllable sideband channel may be applicable for sideband-based spin-valleytronics.
Published : "arXiv Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics".