Photoelectron spin polarization via the relativistic augmented-plane-wave method

K. Koyama*

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    A method for calculating the spin polarization of photoelectrons excited by circularly polarized light in solids is proposed. The matrix elements of the electron-photon interaction Hamiltonian are obtained with the relativistic augmented-plane-wave method by Loucks. The degree of the spin polarization can be calculated using these matrix elements which represent optical transitions taking into account the spin states.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-341
    Number of pages5
    JournalZeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter and Quanta
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1975 Dec

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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