Interplay of Rashba/Dresselhaus spin splittings probed by photogalvanic spectroscopy –A review
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2014
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physica status solidi (b)
Special Issue: Semiconductor Spintronics
Volume 251, Issue 9, pages 1801–1823, September 2014
How to Cite
Ganichev, S. D. and Golub, L. E. (2014), Interplay of Rashba/Dresselhaus spin splittings probed by photogalvanic spectroscopy –A review. Phys. Status Solidi B, 251: 1801–1823. doi: 10.1002/pssb.201350261
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2014
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 15 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Received: 9 OCT 2013
- Rashba/Dresselhaus spin splittings;
The paper reviews the interplay of Rashba/Dresselhaus spin splittings in various two-dimensional systems made of zinc-blende III–V, wurtzite, and SiGe semiconductors. We discuss the symmetry aspects of the linear and cubic in electron wavevector spin splitting in heterostructures prepared on (001)-, (110)-, (111)-, (113)-, (112)-, and (013)- oriented substrates and address the requirements for suppression of spin relaxation and realization of the persistent spin helix state. In experimental part of the paper, we overview experimental results on the interplay of Rashba/Dresselhaus spin splittings probed by photogalvanic spectroscopy: The method based on the phenomenological equivalence of the linear-in-wavevector spin splitting and several photogalvanic phenomena.