Terahertz out-of-plane resonances due to spin-orbit coupling
Münster University of Applied Sciences - Stegerwaldstrasse 39, 48565 Steinfurt, Germany, International Institute of Physics (IIP) - Av. Odilon Gomes de Lima 1722, 59078-400 Natal, Brazil and Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems - 01187 Dresden, Germany
Received: 16 August 2013
Accepted: 16 October 2013
A microscopic kinetic theory is developed which allows to investigate non-Abelian SU(2) systems interacting with mean fields and spin-orbit coupling under magnetic fields in one, two, and three dimensions. The coupled kinetic equations for the scalar and spin components are presented and linearized with respect to an external electric field. The dynamical classical and quantum Hall effect are described in this way as well as the anomalous Hall effect for which a new symmetric dynamical contribution to the conductivity is presented. The coupled density and spin response functions to an electric field are derived including arbitrary magnetic fields. The magnetic field induces a staircase structure at frequencies of the Landau levels. It is found that for linear Dresselhaus and Rashba spin-orbit coupling a dynamical out-of-plane spin response appears at these Landau level frequencies establishing terahertz resonances.
PACS: 75.76.+j – Spin transport effects / 71.70.Ej – Spin-orbit coupling, Zeeman and Stark splitting, Jahn-Teller effect / 85.75.Ss – Magnetic field sensors using spin polarized transport
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