Zaitsev, Oleg and Frustaglia, Diego and Richter, Klaus (2005) Semiclassical theory of weak antilocalization and spin relaxation in ballistic quantum dots. Physical Review B (PRB) 72, 155325-1-155325-18.
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We develop a semiclassical theory for spin-dependent quantum transport in ballistic quantum dots. The theory is based on the semiclassical Landauer formula, that we generalize to include spin-orbit and Zeeman interaction. Within this approach, the orbital degrees of freedom are treated semiclassically, while the spin dynamics is computed quantum mechanically. Employing this method, we calculate the quantum correction to the conductance in quantum dots with Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interaction. We find a strong sensitivity of the quantum correction to the underlying classical dynamics of the system. In particular, a suppression of weak antilocalization in integrable systems is observed. These results are attributed to the qualitatively different types of spin relaxation in integrable and chaotic quantum cavities.
|Institutions:|| Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Klaus Richter|
Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Schäfer > Group Matthias Brack
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 21:00|