Cyclotron resonance in ferromagnetic InMnAs and InMnSb

G. A. Khodaparast*, Y. H. Matsuda, D. Saha, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton, H. Saito, S. Takeyama, T. R. Merritt, C. Feeser, B. W. Wessels, X. Liu, J. Furdyna

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We present experimental and theoretical studies of the magneto-optical properties of p-type In1-xMnxAs and In 1-xMnxSb ferromagnetic semiconductor films in ultrahigh magnetic fields oriented along [001]. Samples were fabricated by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE). To model the results, we used an 8-band Pidgeon-Brown model generalized to include the wave vector dependence of the elec-tronic states along kz as well as the s-d and p-d exchange interactions with the localized Mn d electrons. The Curie temperature is taken as an input parameter and the average Mn spin is treated in mean-field theory. We compared Landau level and band structure calculations with observed cyclotron resonance (CR) measurements. While differences between the CR measurements are seen for MBE and MOVPE samples, our calculations indicate that they arise from differences in the carrier densities. In addition, the difference in the carrier densities suggests significantly larger average spin for the MOVPE structures; this fact could be responsible for higher Curie temperatures in this material system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235204
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 11 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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