Larisa studies electron transport properties of graphene nanodevices, performing simulations with the help of the recursive Green's function method and the third nearest-neighbor tight-binding approach. Near the Fermi energy charge carriers in graphene, which are a monolayer of carbon, can be described by the massless Dirac equation. This property of graphene opens a new way to create fast electronic devices.
Larisa is also interested in the nonlinear optical response of graphene and graphene nanostructures to ultrashort THz laser pulses. The response of graphene in the nonlinear regime shows high harmonic generation, which is one of the interesting problems of nonlinear optics nowadays.