Rashba plasmon polaritons in semiconductor heterostructures.
Iorsh, I. V.
Kovalev, V. M.
Kaliteevski, M. A.
Savenko, I. G.
Date of Issue2013
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We propose a concept of surface plasmon-polariton amplification in the structure comprising interface between dielectric, metal, and asymmetric quantum well. Due to the Rashba spin-orbit interaction, minima of dispersion relation for electrons in conduction band are shifted with respect to the maximum of dispersion dependence for holes in Γ-point. When energy and momentum intervals between extrema in dispersion relations of electrons and holes match dispersion relation of plasmons, indirect radiative transition can amplify the plasmons; excitation of leaky modes is forbidden due to the selection rules. Efficiency of the indirect radiative transition is calculated and design of the structure is analysed.
Applied physics letters
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