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Spin-Orbit Interaction in Symmetric Wells with Two Subbands

Bernardes, Esmerindo and Schliemann, John and Lee, Minchul and Egues, J. Carlos and Loss, Daniel (2007) Spin-Orbit Interaction in Symmetric Wells with Two Subbands. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 076603.

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We investigate the spin-orbit (SO) interaction in two-dimensional electron gases in quantum wells with two subbands. From the 8×8 Kane model, we derive a new intersubband-induced SO term which resembles the functional form of the Rashba SO but is nonzero even in symmetric structures. This follows from the distinct parity of the confined states (even or odd) which obliterates the need for ...


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Item type:Article
Date:17 August 2007
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Grifoni > Group John Schliemann
Projects:SFB 689: Spinphänomene in reduzierten Dimensionen
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited on:11 May 2012 09:40
Last modified:13 Mar 2014 18:49
Item ID:24296
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