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Spin-splitting of the energy band for strained superlattices with three materials
Author(s): Yuan Tian; Yuheng Peng; Wei-You Chen; Shiyong Liu; BaoLin Zhang; Yixin Jin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the valence band spin-splitting for the strained superlattices composed of AlyGa1-yAs, AlxGa1-xAs and GaAs was studied. By varying the material compositions or the layer thickness, we observed that the subbands corresponding to the spin-up and spin-down split when the superlattices unit-cell is asymmetrical about the cell center. The spin-splitting is defined as the splitting for both spin-up and spin-down in a spin degenerate subband. Moreover, the splitting mainly occurs at the region where the heavy hole and light hole interact on each other strongly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2897, Electro-Optic and Second Harmonic Generation Materials, Devices, and Applications, (3 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252972
Show Author Affiliations
Yuan Tian, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Yuheng Peng, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wei-You Chen, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shiyong Liu, Jilin Univ. (China)
BaoLin Zhang, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Yixin Jin, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2897:
Electro-Optic and Second Harmonic Generation Materials, Devices, and Applications
Manfred Eich; Bruce H. T. Chai; Minhua Jiang, Editor(s)

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