Germanium and silicon-germanium alloys have found entry into Si technology thanks to their compatibility with Si processing and their ability to tailor electronic properties by strain and band-gap engineering. Noticeably, the quasi-direct band structure of Ge allows for optical spin orientation bridging the fields of spintronics and Si photonics where Ge is increasingly applied [3,4]. Despite recent progress in the investigation of spin dynamics in Ge, very little is known about spin flip scattering by dopants and the role played by impurities in determining spin properties in different temperature regimes. Here we present a combined experimental and theoretical investigation of the spin and energy relaxation of electrons in Ge. By taking advantage of polarization-resolved photoluminescence measurements and Monte Carlo simulations of carrier dynamics we unveil unique and very rich spin physics and highlight the importance of the multi-valley conduction band of this material. We demonstrate full control over the angular momentum of the direct gap emission with a complete reversal between right- and left-handed circular polarization. This detailed investigation of spin properties of Ge is expected to open new opportunities connected to photonics and spintronics on mainstream CMOS-compatible platforms.
Pezzoli, F., Qing, L., Giorgioni, A., Isella, G., Grilli, E., Guzzi, M., et al. (2014). Photoluminescence circular dichroism and spin polarization in Germanium. Intervento presentato a: 2014 EMN Open Access Week, Chengdu, China.
|Citazione:||Pezzoli, F., Qing, L., Giorgioni, A., Isella, G., Grilli, E., Guzzi, M., et al. (2014). Photoluminescence circular dichroism and spin polarization in Germanium. Intervento presentato a: 2014 EMN Open Access Week, Chengdu, China.|
|Tipo:||abstract + slide|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Photoluminescence circular dichroism and spin polarization in Germanium|
|Autori:||Pezzoli, F; Qing, L; Giorgioni, A; Isella, G; Grilli, E; Guzzi, M; Dery H|
PEZZOLI, FABIO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Nome del convegno:||2014 EMN Open Access Week|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|