Spin Resonance: ESR-NMR with Optical Detection
This project investigates electrons that are confined in nanostructures or trapped at impurity sites or defects and their interactions with nuclear spins. We use optical polarization to generate spin-polarized states and drive them with resonant microwave and radiofrequency fields. Detection of the time-dependent spin-polarization relies mostly on optical techniques. These studies will provide a detailed view of the interaction between the spins and their environment. This includes electric fields that confine the electrons and interact with the nuclei through the nuclear quadrupole moment.