Photon spin induced collective electron motion on a metasurface

Xingjie Ni, Jun Xiao, Sui Yang, Yuan Wang, Xiang Zhang

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2 Scopus citations


Strong spin-orbit interaction can be induced by light-bending metasurfaces. We show that the photon spin momentum can be directly transferred to collective motion of electrons on a conductive metasurface with this interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529688
StatePublished - Aug 10 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2015May 15 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


  • Current measurement
  • Extraterrestrial measurements
  • Optical polarization
  • Photonics
  • Plasmons
  • Temperature measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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