Photon Drag Effect due to Berry Curvature

Hiroyuki Kurosawa, Kei Sawada, Seigo Ohno

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A theoretical investigation reveals that the photon drag effect (PDE) is induced in a grating slab with deformation by the Berry curvature in phase space. It drifts the momentum of light, and gives asymmetric PDE signals in momentum space. Large PDE signals are observed even near the Γ point. This characteristic agrees well with our theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083901
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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