Electronic and spin properties of Rashba billiards

J. Cserti, A. Csordás, U. Zülicke

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Ballistic electrons confined to a billiard and subject to spin-orbit coupling of the Rashba-type are investigated, using both approximate semiclassical and exact quantum-mechanical methods. We focus on the low-energy part of the spectrum that has negative eigenvalues. When the spin precession length is smaller than the radius of the billiard, the low-lying energy eigenvalues turn out to be well described semiclassically. Corresponding eigenspinors are found to have a finite spin polarization in the direction perpendicular to the billiard plane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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