Volume 83, Number 4, August 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||06 August 2008|
Electrical control of dynamic spin splitting induced by exchange interaction as revealed by time-resolved Kerr rotation in a degenerate spin-polarized electron gas
State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences - P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083, China
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 June 2008
Manipulation of the spin degree of freedom has been demonstrated in a spin-polarized electron plasma in a heterostructure by using exchange-interactioninduced dynamic spin splitting rather than the Rashba and Dresselhaus types, as revealed by time-resolved Kerr rotation. The measured spin splitting increases from 0.256 meV to 0.559 meV as the bias varies from V to -0.6 V. Both the sign switch of the Kerr signal and the phase reversal of Larmor precessions have been observed with biases, which all fit into the framework of exchange-interactioninduced spin splitting. The electrical control of it may provide a new effective scheme for manipulating spin-selected transport in spin FET-like devices.
PACS: 72.25.Fe – Optical creation of spin polarized carriers / 72.25.Dc – Spin polarized transport in semiconductors / 78.47.-p – Spectroscopy of solid state dynamics
© EPLA, 2008
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