Evolution of the frequency-dependent polarization-angle phase-shift in the microwave radiation-induced magnetoresistance oscillations

Han-Chun Liu, Rasanga L. Samaraweera, Christian Reichl, Werner Wegscheider, Ramesh G. Mani
2017
We report the evolution of the phase shift, θ0, extracted from traces of the diagonal resistance, Rxx, vs. the linear polarization angle, θ, at oscillatory extrema of the microwave radiation induced magnetoresistance oscillations over the 36 ≤ f ≤ 40 GHz band in GaAs/AlGaAs system. A reference phase shift for the linear polarization angle in the vicinity of the specimen is obtained with the help of a sensitive carbon resistor. We fit an empirical cosine square law to the sinusoidal responses of
more » ... soidal responses of R xx vs. θ to extract the phase shift θ0. The quasi-continuous variation θ0 vs. f trace suggests a preferable polarization orientation for the specimen, and the f − and B− independence of overall average of θ0.
doi:10.3929/ethz-b-000192400 fatcat:qkdxefavcvcxfjkmpzfawytzty