Photon-drag effect in single-walled carbon nanotube films

Gennady M. Mikheev, Albert G. Nasibulin, Ruslan G. Zonov, Antti Kaskela, Esko I. Kauppinen

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We observed an interaction of single-walled carbon nanotube films with obliquely incident nanosecond laser radiation in visible and infrared regions generating unipolar voltage pulses replicating the shape of the laser pulses. The photoelectric signal significantly depends on the laser polarization and has maximum value at the laser beam incidence angle of ±65° and at the film thickness of 350 nm. The results are explained in the framework of the photon-drag effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotube film
  • laser
  • photogalvanic effect
  • photon-drag effect
  • polarization


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