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The Split-Operator Technique for the Study of Spinorial Wavepacket Dynamics

  • A. Chaves (a1), G. A. Farias (a1), F. M. Peeters (a1) (a2) and R. Ferreira (a1) (a3)

The split-operator technique for wave packet propagation in quantum systems is expanded here to the case of propagatingwave functions describing Schrödinger particles, namely, charge carriers in semiconductor nanostructures within the effective mass approximation, in the presence of Zeeman effect, as well as of Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions. We also demonstrate that simple modifications to the expanded technique allow us to calculate the time evolution of wave packets describing Dirac particles, which are relevant for the study of transport properties in graphene.

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*Corresponding author. Email addresses: (A. Chaves), (G. A. Farias), (F. M. Peeters), (R. Ferreira)
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