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Title
Spin-dependent transmission through a chain of rings : influence of a periodically modulated spin-orbit interaction strength or ring radius
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Abstract
We study ballistic electron transport through a finite chain of quantum circular rings in the presence of spin-orbit interaction of strength alpha. For a single ring, the transmission and reflection coefficients are obtained analytically and from them the conductance for a chain of rings as a function of alpha and of the wave vector k of the incident electron. We show that due to destructive spin interferences, the chain can be totally opaque for certain ranges of k, the width of which depends on the value of alpha. A periodic modulation of the strength alpha or of the ring radius widens the gaps considerably and produces a nearly binary conductance output. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2004
ISSN
0003-6951 [print]
1077-3118 [online]
Volume/pages
85:4(2004), p. 612-614
ISI
000222855400034
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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