By extending the k⋅p approach, we study the spin texture and Berry phase of heavy-mass holes (HHs) confined in the SiGe two-dimensional (2D) quantum well system, focusing on the intersubband interaction via the coexistence of the Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions (SOIs). The coexistence of both SOIs generates spin-stabilized(+)/destabilized(-) HHs. The strong intersubband interaction causes quasi-degenerate states resembling the 2D massive Dirac fermion. Consequently, the Berry phases of HHs have unique energy dependence understood by counting the quasi-degenerate points with the signs of the Berry phases. Thermal averaging of the Berry phase demonstrates that HH+/− has a peculiar plateau of +π/−π at less than 30 K and then changes its sign at approximately 200 K.
|ジャーナル||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2021 2 15|
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