Collective excitation of quantum wires and effect of spin-orbit coupling in the presence of a magnetic field along the wire

Hyun C. Lee, S. R. Eric Yang

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Abstract

The band structure of a quantum wire with the Rashba spin-orbit coupling develops a pseudogap in the presence of a magnetic field along the wire. In such a system spin mixing at the Fermi wave vectors - kF and kF can be different. We have investigated, using bosonization techniques, the collective mode of this system, and found that the velocity of this collective excitation depends sensitively on the strength of the Rashba spin-orbit interaction and magnetic field. Our result suggests that the strength of the spin-orbit interaction can be determined from the measurement of the velocity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume72
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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