META Conference, META'10

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Transeverse photo-voltage induced by circularly polarized light
Teruya Ishihara

Last modified: 2009-11-07


When circularly polarized light is obliquely incident on a metallic fishnet structures, electrical voltage is induced perpendicular to the incident plane. The sign of the signal is reversed by changing the sense of polarization or incident angle. The voltage is explained in terms of a DC force on free electrons exerted from electromagnetic field distribution in the structure. The numerical simulation calculated by means of fast multipole boundary integral equation method readily reproduces the experimental results.