Garelli, Maria Silvia and Schliemann, John
Landauer-Büttiker study of the anomalous Hall effect.
Phys. Rev. B 80, p. 155321.
Other URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.155321
We report on Landauer-Büttiker studies of anomalous Hall transport in a two-dimensional electron gas with Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a magnetization provided by localized magnetic moments. Our system is described by a discretized tight-binding model in a four-terminal geometry. We consider both the case of magnetically disordered systems as well as ballistic transport in disorder-free systems with spatially homogeneous magnetization. In the latter case we investigate both out-of-plane and in-plane magnetizations. We numerically establish a close connection between singularities in the density of states and peaks in the Hall conductance close to the lower band edge. Consistent with previous theoretical studies based on diagrammatic perturbation expansions, these peaks occur at Fermi energies where only the lower dispersion branch is occupied. Moreover, for large magnetization the Hall conductance is, along with the density of states, suppressed. This numerical finding can be understood from analytical properties of the underlying model in the limit of an infinite system.