Spin-orbit interactions in inversion-asymmetric two-dimensional hole systems: A variational analysis

  title={Spin-orbit interactions in inversion-asymmetric two-dimensional hole systems: A variational analysis},
  author={Elizabeth Marcellina and Alex R. Hamilton and Roland G. Winkler and Dimitrie Culcer},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Many semiconductor nanostructures are made from planar two-dimensional heterojunction systems. With a view to merging semiconductor physics, spintronics, and quantum computing, strongly spin-orbit coupled systems such as semiconductor holes have generated burgeoning research interest. While recent experiments in various low-dimensional hole systems have shown great promise in achieving electrical spin control, a thorough understanding of spin-orbit interactions in holes is lacking. Owing to the… Expand
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