Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 1150–1156 | Cite as

Radioelectric effect in a superlattice under the action of an elliptically polarized electromagnetic wave

  • S. V. KryuchkovEmail author
  • E. I. Kukhar’
  • E. S. Sivashova
Low-Dimensional Systems and Surface Physics


The density of the current associated with the drag of charge carriers in a superlattice by an elliptically polarized electromagnetic wave is calculated. Two cases of the mutual orientation of the Umov-Poynting vector and the superlattice axis, i.e., their parallel and perpendicular orientations, are analyzed. It is shown that, for the parallel orientation, the radioelectric effect can change sign. The influence of the longitudinal dc electric field on the radioelectric effect is investigated under the conditions where a circularly polarized electromagnetic wave propagates along the superlattice axis. The current density is studied as a function of the electric field strength and the electromagnetic wave intensity. It is demonstrated that the direction of the electric current is changed at specific values of the dc field strength and the wave intensity.

PACS numbers

72.30.+q 73.21.Cd 78.67.-n 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Kryuchkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. I. Kukhar’
    • 1
  • E. S. Sivashova
    • 1
  1. 1.Volgograd State Pedagogical UniversityVolgogradRussia

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