New Type of B-Periodic Magneto-Oscillations in a Two-Dimensional Electron System Induced by Microwave Irradiation

I. V. Kukushkin, M. Yu. Akimov, J. H. Smet, S. A. Mikhailov, K. von Klitzing, I. L. Aleiner, and V. I. Falko. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 236803 (2004).

018-publication_ Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 236803

We observe a new type of magneto-oscillations in the photovoltage and the longitudinal resistance of a two-dimensional electron system. The oscillations are induced by microwave radiation and are periodic in magnetic field. The period is determined by the microwave frequency, the electron density, and the distance between potential probes. The phenomenon is accounted for by interference of coherently excited edge magnetoplasmons in the contact regions and offers perspectives for developing new tunable microwave and terahertz detection schemes and spectroscopic techniques.

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