Even-odd parity oscillations in spin polarization of a quantum dot array

Xing-Tao An; Jian-Jun Liu
October 2009
Applied Physics Letters;10/19/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 16, p163501
Academic Journal
We propose a quantum dot (QD) array device which contains a bridge coupling between two leads. Due to the quantum interference and the Rashba spin-orbit interaction, the spin of the electrons through the device is polarized. Moreover, we find odd-even parity oscillations of spin polarization of the electrons through the system. We study the spin accumulations in every QD and find that there is difference between the spin accumulations of the QDs directly and indirectly coupling to leads. These results demonstrate that the bridge coupling is a flexible and feasible way to manipulate the electron spin of the QD array.


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