Improvement of Quantum Efficiency in Transmission-Type Spin-Polarized Photocathode
International Journal of Materials Science and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 178-182
Received: Aug. 5, 2016; Published: Aug. 8, 2016
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Xiuguang Jin, Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Fumiaki Ichihashi, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Atsushi Mano, Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Masahiko Suzuki, Fundamental Electronics Research Institute, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
Tsuneo Yasue, Fundamental Electronics Research Institute, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
Takanori Koshikawa, Fundamental Electronics Research Institute, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
Yoshikazu Takeda, Aichi Synchrotron Radiation Center, Seto, Japan
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Abstract
We successfully developed a new transmission-type GaAs/GaAsP strained superlattice photocathode with an AlGaAs transparent inter-layer and Si3N4 anti-reflection coating. The electrons emitted from this photocathode showed a high spin polarization of 90% with a quantum efficiency as high as 0.4%. In the application for spin-polarized low energy electron microscope, a high emission current of over 1 µA was observed at 3.6 mW pump laser power. Transmission electron microscopy observation revealed that there were a small disorder and some dislocations in the GaAs/GaAsP superlattice layers. The disordered superlattice layers result in a fluctuation of the superlattice band structure and the dislocations trap the photo-electrons during the diffusion to the surface. Both of the defects influenced the performance of spin-polarized photocathode.
Keywords
Spin Polarization, Photocathode, Superlattice, Microscopy
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Xiuguang Jin, Fumiaki Ichihashi, Atsushi Mano, Masahiko Suzuki, Tsuneo Yasue, Takanori Koshikawa, Yoshikazu Takeda, Improvement of Quantum Efficiency in Transmission-Type Spin-Polarized Photocathode, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 178-182. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.20160504.11
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