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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 8236–8241

Optical rectification effect in 1D metallic photonic crystal slabs with asymmetric unit cell

Takafumi Hatano, Baku Nishikawa, Masanobu Iwanaga , and Teruya Ishihara  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 8236-8241 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008236


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Abstract

Photo-induced voltage due to photon drag effect is investigated for metallic photonic crystal slabs (PCS) with symmetric and asymmetric unit cells. In the symmetric structure, the signal is antisymmetric as a function of the incident angle, while in the asymmetric structure it is asymmetric. When the laser beam is normally incident to the sample, the photovoltage is observed only for PCS with asymmetric unit cells and its laser wavelength dependence is readily described in terms of uneven diffraction. The phenomenon can be referred to as optical rectification due to photonic scale asymmetry.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2008
Published: May 21, 2008

Citation
Takafumi Hatano, Baku Nishikawa, Masanobu Iwanaga, and Teruya Ishihara, "Optical rectification effect in 1D metallic photonic crystal slabs with asymmetric unit cell," Opt. Express 16, 8236-8241 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-11-8236


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