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Demonstration of Rashba spin splitting in GaN-based heterostructures

Weber, Wolfgang, Ganichev, Sergey, Kvon, Z. D., Belkov, Vassilij, Golub, Leonid, Danilov, Sergey, Weiss, Dieter, Prettl, Wilhelm and Cho, Hyun-Ick (2005) Demonstration of Rashba spin splitting in GaN-based heterostructures. Applied Physics Letters 87, p. 262106.

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The circular photogalvanic effect, induced by infrared radiation, has been observed in (0001)-oriented n-GaN low dimensional structures. The photocurrent changes sign upon reversing the radiation helicity demonstrating the existence of spin splitting of the conduction band in k space in this type of materials. The observation suggests the presence of a sizeable Rashba type of spin splitting, caused by the built-in asymmetry at the AlGaN/GaN interface.

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Item type:Article
Date:26 December 2005
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Professor Ganichev > Group Sergey Ganichev
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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
Item ID:2148
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