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a-A8 Optical manipulation and detection of strongly coupled spin pairs

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The indium donor system in ZnO provides a unique system of a 10 level nuclear spin that is strongly coupled the donor electron spin. We seek for an experimental recipe for creating specific nuclear non-classical quantum states like squeezed states via optical spin pumping of the electron spin and hyperfine interaction. Time-resolved Kerr-rotation spectroscopy will be used to investigate the coherent interaction of the spin pair. Pump pulse modulation of up to 8 MHz will be used to demonstrate the strong influence of the pumped electron spin on the nuclear spin state.


a-B5 Modelling magnetism of diluted magnetic systems

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The unusual magnetic and magneto-optical properties of Mn based dilute magnetic semi-conductors are described by effective spin models of Kondo and Heisenberg type. Their interaction parameters are obtained from supercell calculations using multi-band Gutz-willer theory combined with density functional theory methods. This approach allows one to describe the many-body nature of the localized Mn++ open shell 3d-states embedded into standard free-electron-like energy bands of II-VI and III-V semiconductors. To study the spin models, we will use a Monte Carlo approach combined with other numerical and analytical techniques.


a-C4 Magnetic Nanoparticles

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For almost any possible application of magnetic clusters they have to be deposited on a surface or embedded in a matrix. In a first step, size selected ferromagnetic clusters will be synthesized. Next, local polarization-resolved magneto-photoluminescence spectroscopy will be used to study the influence of the cluster magnetic fields on the emission from semiconductor quantum wells. Magneto-optical Kerr-effect measurements provide complementary information. The possibility of zero-dimensional exciton confinement by the magnetic fields concentrated on local positions, which are produced by larger ferromagnetic clusters with several thousands of atoms, will be investigated.

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Katharina Sparka
Technische Universität Dortmund
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