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Transfer of spin orientation into electric current in quantum wells

Ganichev, Sergey, Ivchenko, Eougenious, Danilov, Sergey, Sollinger, M., Eroms, Jonathan, Wegscheider, Werner, Weiss, Dieter and Prettl, Wilhelm (2002) Transfer of spin orientation into electric current in quantum wells. Physica E 13 (2-4), pp. 552-555.

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A monopolar spin polarization has been achieved in quantum well structures applying terahertz circularly polarized radiation. The spin polarization results in a directed motion of free carriers in the plane of a quantum well perpendicularly to the direction of light propagation. Due to spin selection rules the direction of the current is determined by the helicity of the light and can be reversed by switching the helicity from right- to left handed.

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Item type:Article
Date:March 2002
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Professor Ganichev > Group Sergey Ganichev
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Keywords:Circular photogalvanic effect; Monopolar spin polarization
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:2183
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