Nonlinear magnetotransport in microwave-illuminated two-dimensional electron systems

A. T. Hatke, H. S. Chiang, M. A. Zudov, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Abstract

We study magnetoresistivity oscillations in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron system subject to both microwave and dc electric fields. First, we observe that the oscillation amplitude is a periodic function of the inverse magnetic field and is strongly suppressed at microwave frequencies near half-integers of the cyclotron frequency. Second, we obtain complete conditions for the differential resistivity extrema and saddle points. These findings indicate the importance of scattering without microwave absorption and a special role played by microwave-induced scattering events antiparallel to the electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201304
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume77
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2008

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