Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Abstract-Terahertz-induced resistance oscillations in high mobility two-dimensional electron systems

We report on a theoretical work on magnetotransport under terahertz radiation with high mobility two-dimensional electron systems. We focus on the interaction between the obtained radiation-induced magnetoresistance oscillations (RIRO) and the Shubnikov-de Haas (SdHO) oscillations. We study two effects experimentally obtained with this radiation. First, the observed disappearance of the SdHO oscillations simultaneously with the vanishing resistance at the zero resistance states region. And secondly the strong modulation of the SdHO oscillations at sufficient terahertz radiation power. We conclude that both effects share the same physical origin, the interference between the average advanced distance by the scattered electron between irradiated Landau states, (RIRO), and the available initial density of states at a certain magnetic field, (SdHO). Thus, from a physical standpoint, what the terahertz experiments and theoretical simulations reveal is, on the one hand, the oscillating nature of the Landau states subjected to radiation and, on the other hand, how they behave in the presence of scattering.

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