Light-induced Hall effect in semiconductors with spin-orbit coupling

@article{Dai2007LightinducedHE,
  title={Light-induced Hall effect in semiconductors with spin-orbit coupling},
  author={X. Dai and Fu-chun Zhang},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2007},
  volume={76},
  pages={085343}
}
We show that optically excited electrons by a circularly polarized light in a semiconductor with spin-orbit coupling subject to a weak electric field will carry a Hall current transverse to the electric field. This light-induced Hall effect is a special type of anomalous Hall effect and is a result of quantum interference of the light and the electric field and can be viewed as a physical consequence of the spin current induced by the electric field. The light-induced Hall conductivity is… Expand
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