DC spin generation by junctions with AC driven spin-orbit interaction

M. Jonson, R. I. Shekhter, O. Entin-Wohlman, A. Aharony, H. C. Park, D. Radić

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An unbiased one-dimensional weak link between two terminals, subjected to the Rashba spin-orbit interaction caused by an AC electric field which rotates periodically in the plane perpendicular to the link, is shown to inject spin-polarized electrons into the terminals. The injected spin polarization has a DC component along the link and a rotating transverse component in the perpendicular plane. In the low-rotation-frequency regime, these polarization components are proportional to the frequency. The DC component of the polarization vanishes for a linearly polarized electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115406
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number11
StatePublished - 4 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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