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Paper   IPM / Physic / 17123
School of Physics
  Title:   Nonlinear chiral photocurrent in parity-violating magnetic Weyl semimetals
1.  Sh. Heidari
2.  R. Asgari
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. B
  Vol.:  106
  Year:  2022
  Pages:   195148
  Supported by:  IPM
The strong correlation between the nontrivial band topology and the magnetic texture makes magnetic Weyl semimetals excellent candidates for the manipulation and detection of magnetization dynamics. The parity violation together with the Pauli blocking cause only one Weyl node to contribute to the photocurrent response, which in turn affects the magnetic texture due to the spin-transfer torque. Utilizing the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation and the spin-transfer torque in noncentrosymmetric Weyl magnets, we show that the chiral photocurrent rotates the magnetization from the easy c axis to the a or b axis, which leads to an exotic current next to the photocurrent response. The chiral photocurrent is calculated in the context of quantum kinetic theory, and it has a strong resonance on the order of mA/W near the Weyl nodes, the magnitude of which is controlled by the momentum relaxation time. Remarkably, we study the influence of magnetic texture dynamics on the topological nonlinear photocurrent response, including shift and injection currents along with the new chiral photocurrent, and we show that both the magnitude and the in-plane orientation of the chiral photocurrent are strongly correlated with the direction of the magnetic moments.

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