Spin superlattice formation in ZnSe/Zn1-xMnxSe multilayers

N. Dai, H. Luo, F. C. Zhang, N. Samarth, M. Dobrowolska, J. K. Furdyna

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We present magneto-optical evidence for the formation of a magnetic-field-induced spin superlattice in modulated ZnSe/Zn1-xMnxSe structures. In the samples studied, the offsets in both the conduction band and the valence band are very small at zero magnetic field. When a magnetic field is applied, the large Zeeman splitting of the Zn1-xMnxSe band edges overcomes the zero-field offsets and results in the formation of a spin superlattice in which spin states of both electrons and holes are spatially and periodically separated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3824-3827
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Dai, N., Luo, H., Zhang, F. C., Samarth, N., Dobrowolska, M., & Furdyna, J. K. (1991). Spin superlattice formation in ZnSe/Zn1-xMnxSe multilayers. Physical Review Letters, 67(27), 3824-3827. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.67.3824