The electron spin relaxation of InGaAs/InP multiple-quantum wells is investigated at room temperature using time-resolved polarization-dependent absorption measurements. The spin relaxation time is dependent on the quantum confined energy, E1e, according to τs ∝ E1e-1. The dependence differs from that of the D'yakonov-Perel' interaction, which governs the spin relaxation of GaAs quantum wells at room temperature, and suggests the possibility of the existence of an additional spin relaxation mechanism.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jan|
- Spin relaxation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)