Spacer-thickness dependence of interlayer exchange coupling in GaMnAs/InGaAs/GaMnAs trilayers grown on ZnCdSe buffers

Kritsanu Tivakornsasithorn, Taehee Yoo, Hakjoon Lee, Seonghoon Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Xinyu Liu, M. Dobrowolska, Jacek K. Furdyna

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Interlayer exchange coupling (IEC) between GaMnAs layers in GaMnAs/InGaAs/GaMnAs tri-layers was studied by magnetization measurements. Minor hysteresis loops are observed to shift in a direction indicating the presence of ferromagnetic (FM) IEC in the structures. The strength of the FM IEC clearly exhibits an exponential decrease with respect to nonmagnetic InGaAs spacer thickness. The fitting of the spacer thickness dependence of the FM IEC to an exponential decay function provides a decay length of 3.3±0.3 nm, which is relatively large compared to metallic multilayers, indicating a long ranged IEC in systems based on GaMnAs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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