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Zitterbewegung of Electronic Wave Packets in III-V Zinc-Blende Semiconductor Quantum Wells

Schliemann, John, Loss, Daniel and Westervelt, R. M. (2005) Zitterbewegung of Electronic Wave Packets in III-V Zinc-Blende Semiconductor Quantum Wells. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, p. 206801.

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Abstract

We study the zitterbewegung of electronic wave packets in III-V zinc-blende semiconductor quantum wells due to spin-orbit coupling. Our results suggest a direct experimental proof of this fundamental effect, confirming a long-standing theoretical prediction. For electron motion in a harmonic quantum wire, we numerically and analytically find a resonance condition maximizing the zitterbewegung.


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Item type:Article
Date:23 May 2005
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Grifoni > Group John Schliemann
Projects:NCCR, EU-Spintronics
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10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.206801DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Item ID:28232
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