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Transverse focusing of spin-polarized photocurrents

Li, J, Litvinenko, KL, Clowes, SK, Gilbertson, AM and Cohen, LF (2012) Transverse focusing of spin-polarized photocurrents Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 85 (4). ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

We measure transverse magnetically focused photocurrent signals in an InSb/InAlSb quantum well device. Using optical spin orientation by modulated circularly polarized light an electron spin-dependent signal is observed due to the spin-orbit interaction. Simulations of the focusing signal are performed using a classical billiard ball model, which includes both spin precession and a spin-dependent electron energy. The simulated data suggest that a signal dependent on the helicity of the incident light is expected for a Rashba parameter α0.1eVand that a splitting of the focusing signal is not expected to be observed in linear polarized photocurrent and purely electrical measurements. © 2012 American Physical Society.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2009 The American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 10:41
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:47
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/732919

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