Propagating coherent acoustic phonon wave packets in InxMn1-xAs/GaSb

J. Wang, Y. Hashimoto, J. Kono, A. Oiwa, H. Munekata, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton

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We observe pronounced oscillations in the differential reflectivity of a ferromagnetic InMnAs/GaSb heterostructure using two-color pump-probe spectroscopy. Although originally thought to be associated with the ferromagnetism, our studies show that the oscillations instead result from changes in the position and frequency-dependent dielectric function due to the generation of coherent acoustic phonons in the ferromagnetic InMnAs layer and their subsequent propagation into the GaSb. Our theory accurately predicts the experimentally measured oscillation period and decay time as a function of probe wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153311
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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