Optical control of mesoscopic spin ensembles in gallium arsenide

Alexander Onur

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This PhD thesis describes experiments and theory on the interaction
of coherent light with the magnetic moment of
localized electrons in a semiconductor. The prospects for
achieving accurate control of the electrons’ spin are
discussed, particularly addressing the limitations imposed
by disturbance from surrounding nuclear spins. It is argued
that feedback control is the way to stabilize the combined
system of electrons and nuclei. It is demonstrated how this
can be achieved using only laser excitation and exploiting
the hyperfine interaction in the system.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • van der Wal, Caspar, Supervisor
Award date23-Oct-2015
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-90-367-8145-9
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-8146-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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