Surface plasmon enhanced photon drag in metal films

Arvind S. Vengurlekar, Teruya Ishihara

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We report a significantly enhanced photon drag effect (PDE) in a Au thin film at the surface plasmon resonance when the film is mounted in the Kretschmann-Raether geometry. The PDE is observed in the form of an electrical direct current induced by optical excitation. We discuss a model to describe how excitation of surface plasmons may give rise to a current in the Au thin film.

Original languageEnglish
Article number091118
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 29
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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