The 66th JSAP Spring Meeting, 2019

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Oral presentation

10 Spintronics and Magnetics » 10.4 Semiconductor spintronics, superconductor, multiferroics

[12p-M101-1~14] 10.4 Semiconductor spintronics, superconductor, multiferroics

Tue. Mar 12, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM M101 (H101)

Yota Takamura(Tokyo Tech), DUC ANh LE(Univ. Tokyo)

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

[12p-M101-1] [Young Scientist Presentation Award Speech] Optically induced spin transport in semi-metal heterostructures

Hana Hirose1, Naoto Ito1, Masashi Kawaguchi1, Masamitsu Hayashi1,2 (1.The Univ. of Tokyo, 2.National Inst. for Materials Science)

Keywords:circular photogalvanic effect, spin transport

Anisotropic photocurrents appear under illumination of circularly polarized light due to spin-momentum locked bands. This effect is known as the circular photogalvanic effect (CPGE). We have studied the CPGE in (semi)metallic heterostructures and revealed the presence of spin-momentum locked bands of Rashba type at interfaces. The photocurrents induced by circularly polarized light under front and back illumination are studied to reveal contributions from the bulk and interface(s).