Multiquantum Well Spin Polarized Current Oscillator Articles uri icon

publication date

  • marzo 2008

start page

  • 1099

end page

  • 1101

issue

  • 5

volume

  • 40

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1386-9477

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1759

abstract

  • We analyze nonlinear electron spin dynamics of a n-doped DC voltage biased semiconductor II&-VI multi-quantum well structure (MQWS) having one or more of its wells doped with Mn. Even if normal contacts have been attached to this nanostructure, spin polarized current can be obtained provided one well is doped with magnetic impurities. We have studied the conditions for the system to exhibit static electric field domains and stationary current or moving domains and time-dependent oscillatory current. There are self-sustained current oscillations (SSCO) for nanostructures with four or more QWs. Moreover, SSCO may appear or not depending on the spin splitting induced by both, the exchange interaction and the external magnetic field. We calculate the minimal doping density needed to have SSCO, which is crucial to design a device behaving as a spin-polarized current oscillator.