Ganichev, Sergey and Schneider, Petra and Belkov, Vassilij and Ivchenko, Eougenious and Tarasenko, Sergey and Wegscheider, Werner and Weiss, Dieter and Schuh, Dieter and Clarke, D. and Merrick, M. and Murdin, B. and Murzyn, P. and Phillips, P. and Pidgeon, C. and Beregulin, Eugene and Prettl, Wilhelm
Spin galvanic effect due to optical spin orientation in n-type GaAs quantum well structures.
Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics 68, 081302(R).
Other URL: http://www.physik.uni-regensburg.de/forschung/ganichev/reprints/PRB_Rapid2003p08081302R_sge_optical.pdf
Under oblique incidence of circularly polarized infrared radiation the spin-galvanic effect ~SGE! has been
unambiguously observed in ~001!-grown n-type GaAs quantum well structures in the absence of any external
magnetic field. Resonant intersubband transitions have been obtained making use of the tunability of the
free-electron laser FELIX. A microscopic theory of the SGE for intersubband transitions has been developed,
which is in good agreement with experimental findings.