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Project B3

Optical Generation and Detection of Spin Transport

The project aims to investigate experimental and theoretical concepts to optically induce and detect spin currents. While diffusive spin currents are formed from spin-polarized carriers subject to electric fields, the generation of ballistic spin currents relies on quantum interference control. The analysis of the resulting spin motion is achieved by optical Kerr microscopy. We want to advance those ideas to important material classes encompassing dilute magnetic semiconductors as well as ferromagnets and antiferromagnets.

Research Staff

Researcher Affiliation Position
Prof. Dr. Markus Betz TU Dortmund Principal Investigator
Dr. Claudia Ruppert TU Dortmund Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Leonid E. Golub Ioffe Institute Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Sergey A. Tarasenko Ioffe Institute Principal Investigator
Dr. Alexander V. Poshakinskiy Ioffe Institute Associated Scientist