4 February 2013 Transport properties related to spin-orbit interaction
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We propose a novel set of boundary conditions, based on the continuity of a generalized velocity and on the continuity of the probability current at the interface of heterojunctions, which is well suited to construct the solution of the tunneling problem when spin-orbit interaction is taken into account. We illustrate this procedure in a model case: tunneling of conduction electrons through a [110]-oriented GaAs barrier. In that case, the new boundary conditions reduce to two set of equations: the first one expresses the discontinuity of the envelope function at the interface while the other one is close to the standard condition on the derivative of the envelope function.
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Henri-Jean Drouhin, Henri-Jean Drouhin, Federico Bottegoni, Federico Bottegoni, Alberto Ferrari, Alberto Ferrari, Thi Lam Hoai Nguyen, Thi Lam Hoai Nguyen, Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Guy Fishman, Guy Fishman, "Transport properties related to spin-orbit interaction", Proc. SPIE 8631, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices X, 86312A (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010757; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010757

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