Current-induced spin polarization in 2-dimensional hole gas

Chao Xing Liu, Bin Zhou, Shun Qing Shen, Bang Fen Zhu

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We investigate the current-induced spin polarization in the two-dimensional hole gas with the structure inversion asymmetry, in which the orbital angular momentum is taken into account to obtain the proper generalized spin operator for the hole gas. Based on the analytical and numerical results, we find that quite different from the electron system, the spin polarization of holes depends on Fermi energy linearly in the low doping regime and has a peak once the Fermi level is between two minima of the lowest spin-split light-hole subband.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysics of Semiconductors - 29th International Conference, ICPS 29
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2009
Event29th International Conference on Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS 29 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Jul 27 2008Aug 1 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other29th International Conference on Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS 29
CityRio de Janeiro

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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