Intense terahertz laser fields on a quantum dot with Rashba spin-orbit coupling

Research paper by J. H. Jiang, M. Q. Weng, M. W. Wu

Indexed on: 27 Jun '06Published on: 27 Jun '06Published in: Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect


We investigate the effects of the intense terahertz laser field and the spin-orbit coupling on single electron spin in a quantum dot. The laser field and the spin-orbit coupling can strongly affect the electron density of states and can excite a magnetic moment. The direction of the magnetic moment depends on the symmetries of the system, and its amplitude can be tuned by the strength and frequency of the laser field as well as the spin-orbit coupling.