Negative differential Rashba effect in two-dimensional hole systems

B. Habib, E. Tutuc, S. Melinte, M. Shayegan, D. Wasserman, S. A. Lyon, R. Winkler

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We demonstrate experimentally and theoretically that two-dimensional (2D) heavy-hole systems in single heterostructures exhibit a decrease in spin-orbit interaction-induced spin splitting with an increase in perpendicular electric field. Using front and back gates, we measure the spin splitting as a function of applied electric field while keeping the density constant. Our results are in contrast to the more familiar case of 2D electrons where spin splitting increases with electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3151-3153
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 11 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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