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Title: Generation and coherent control of pure spin currents via terahertz pulses

We inspect the time and spin-dependent, inelastic tunneling in engineered semiconductor-based double quantum well driven by time-structured terahertz pulses. An essential ingredient is an embedded spin-active structure with vibrational modes that scatter the pulse driven carriers. Due to the different time scales of the charge and spin dynamics, the spin-dependent electron-vibron coupling may result in pure net spin current (with negligible charge current). Heating the vibrational site may affect the resulting spin current. Furthermore, by controlling the charge dynamics, the spin dynamics and the generated spin current can be manipulated and switched on and off coherently.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute for Physics, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, 06099 Halle (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22262536
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 16; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CURRENTS; PULSES; QUANTUM WELLS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SPIN; SWITCHES; TUNNEL EFFECT