Korn, Tobias and Kugler, Michael and Hirmer, Michael and Schuh, Dieter and Wegscheider, Werner and Schüller, Christian
Resonant spin amplification of hole spin dynamics in two‐dimensional hole systems: experiment and simulation.
Spins in semiconductor structures may allow for the realization of scalable quantum bit arrays, an essential component for quantum computation schemes. Specifically, hole spins may be more suited for this purpose than electron spins, due to their strongly reduced interaction with lattice nuclei, which limits spin coherence for electrons in quantum dots. Here, we present resonant spin amplification (RSA) measurements, performed on a p‐modulation doped GaAs‐based quantum well at temperatures below 500 mK. The RSA traces have a peculiar, butterfly‐like shape, which stems from the initialization of a resident hole spin polarization by optical orientation. The combined dynamics of the optically oriented electron and hole spins are well‐described by a rate equation model, and by comparison of experiment and model, hole spin dephasing times of more than 70 ns are extracted from the measured data.