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Theory of the nonlinear Rashba-Edelstein effect

  title={Theory of the nonlinear Rashba-Edelstein effect},
  author={Giovanni Vignale and Ilya V. Tokatly},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
It is well known that a current driven through a two-dimensional electron gas with Rashba spin-orbit coupling induces a spin polarization in the perpendicular direction (Edelstein effect). This phenomenon has been extensively studied in the linear response regime, i.e., when the average drift velocity of the electrons is a small fraction of the Fermi velocity. Here we investigate the phenomenon in the nonlinear regime, meaning that the average drift velocity is comparable to, or exceeds the… Expand

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