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B. Thorpe, K. Kalna, F.C. Langbein, S.G. Schirmer. Monte Carlo Simulations of Spin Transport in Nanoscale InGaAs Field Effect Transistors. J Applied Physics, in press, 2017. [arXiv:1610.04114] [PDF]

3D model of the studied In_{0.3}Ga_{0.7}As MOSFET showing spin polarization of electrons along n-channel with 4% strain in the [001] direction (Red) and unstrained (Purple).

3D model of the studied In_{0.3}Ga_{0.7}As MOSFET showing spin polarization of electrons along n-channel with 4% strain in the [001] direction (Red) and unstrained (Purple).

Spin-based logic devices could operate at very high speed with very low energy consumption and hold significant promise for quantum information processing and metrology. Here, an in-house developed, experimentally verified, ensemble self-consistent Monte Carlo device simulator with a Bloch equation model using a spin-orbit interaction Hamiltonian accounting for Dresselhaus and Rashba couplings is developed and applied to a spin field effect transistor (spinFET) operating under externally applied voltages on a gate and a drain. In particular, we simulate electron spin transport in a \SI{25}{nm} gate length \chem{In_{0.7}Ga_{0.3}As} metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) with a CMOS compatible architecture. We observe non-uniform decay of the net magnetization between the source and gate and a magnetization recovery effect due to spin refocusing induced by a high electric field between the gate and drain. We demonstrate coherent control of the polarization vector of the drain current via the source-drain and gate voltages, and show that the magnetization of the drain current is strain-sensitive and can be increased twofold by strain induced into the channel.

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