D'yakonov--Perel Spin Relaxation Suppressed by an Applied Magnetic Field
Z. Wilamowski
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
and W. Jantsch
Institut für Halbleiterphysik, Johannes Kepler Universität, 4040 Linz, Austria
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We observe a strong anisotropy of spin relaxation and a decrease in the spin relaxation rate with increasing electron mobility in contrast to predictions of the classical D'yakonov--Perel spin relaxation model. We show that for high electron mobility the cyclotron motion causes an additional modulation of spin--orbit coupling, leading to an effective suppression of the spin relaxation rate.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.103.671
PACS numbers: 72.25.Rb, 73.21.Fg, 85.75.--d