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Papers from 2016 (JLH only)

Terahertz quantum Hall effect for spin-split heavy-hole gases in strained Ge quantum wellsLink opens in a new window
table of content figure M. Failla, J. Keller, G. Scalari, C. Maissen, J. Faist, C. Reichl, W. Wegscheider, O. J. Newell, D. R. Leadley, M. Myronov, J. Lloyd-Hughes
New J. Phys. 18:113036 (Nov 2016) [ pdfLink opens in a new window ][ ref ]
Spin-split heavy-hole gases in strained germanium quantum wells were characterized by polarisation-resolved terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. Effective masses, carrier densities, g-factors, transport lifetimes, mobilities and Rashba spin-splitting energies were evaluated, giving quantitative insights into the influence of strain. The Rashba coefficient was found to lower for samples with higher biaxial compressive strain, while heavy-hole mobilities were enhanced to over 1.5x106cm2V−1s−1 at 3 K. This high mobility enabled the observation of the optical quantum Hall effect at terahertz frequencies for spin-split two-dimensional heavy-holes, evidenced as plateaux in the transverse magnetoconductivity at even and odd filling factors.

Tue 01 Nov 2016, 13:00 | Tags: THz spectroscopy, nanomaterials, Lloyd-Hughes, 2016

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