High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Spin- and Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectrometer using Vacuum Ultraviolet Laser Light


Author: Koichiro Yaji, Ayumi Harasawa, Kenta Kuroda, Sogen Toyohisa, Mitsuhiro Nakayama, Yukiaki Ishida, Akiko Fukushima, Shuntaro Watanabe, Chuangtian Chen, Fumio Komori, Shik Shin AIP Logo  | © AIP Publishing Review of Scientific Instruments
URL: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4948738
Date: 2016
Instruments: DA30-L, VLEED, VUV5k

We describe a spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (SARPES) apparatus with a vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) laser (hν = 6.994 eV) developed at the Laser and Synchrotron Research Center at the Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo. The spectrometer consists of a hemispherical photoelectron analyzer equipped with an electron deflector function and twin very-low-energy-electron-diffraction-type spin detectors, which allows us to analyze the spin vector of a photoelectron three-dimensionally with both high energy and angular resolutions. The combination of the high-performance spectrometer and the high-photon-flux VUV laser can achieve an energy resolution of 1.7 meV for SARPES. We demonstrate that the present laser-SARPES machine realizes a quick SARPES on the spin-split band structure of a Bi(111) film even with 7 meV energy and 0.7∘ angular resolutions along the entrance-slit direction. This laser-SARPES machine is applicable to the investigation of spin-dependent electronic states on an energy scale of a few meV.