May 28, 2019

Optical manipulation of ferromagnet

Date: May 28, 2019 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Sanchar Sharma, TU Delft
Location: Mondi Seminar Room 2, Central Building

YIG (Yttrium Iron Garnet) is a material known for its excellent magnetic quality and magnons therein are expected to have long coherence time. But studies on quantum properties of magnons are scarce due to lack of a coherent interface to manipulate them. We theoretically argue that optical (infrared or visible) photons couple coherently and sufficiently strongly with magnons. We derive an upper limit of the coupling for a given material and discuss a geometry which nearly achieves that limit. We show that the thermal fluctuations of the magnons can be suppressed optically, analogous to laser cooling of atoms. Additionally, we can induce a large coherent component of the magnons, leading to a mesoscopic Bose-Einstein condensate.

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Date:
May 28, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker:
Sanchar Sharma, TU Delft

Location:
Mondi Seminar Room 2, Central Building

Contact:

PETZ Caroline

Email:
cpetz@ist.ac.at

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