On-line SPICE-SPIN+X Seminars

On-line Seminar: 07.02.2024 - 15:00 CET

Magnon-exciton coupling in a magnetic semiconductor

Youn Jue Bae, Cornell

While magnons and excitons are energetically mismatched by orders of magnitude, their coupling can lead to efficient optical access to spin information. The ability to overcome energy mismatch between magnon and exciton combined with optical excitation and detection renders 2D magnetic semiconductors attractive candidates in quantum transducers. In this presentation, I will discuss strong magneto-electronic and magnetoelastic coupling and the implications of these couplings in the 2D van der Waals antiferromagnetic semiconductor, CrSBr. Because of both magnetic and semiconducting properties in CrSBr, excitons are highly sensitive to spin environments. Optical excitation of coherent spin waves can dynamically modulate the dielectric environment and we can probe excitons to obtain spin information. I will also discuss strong magnetoelastic coupling in CrSBr that induces transient strain fields to selectively launch a narrow range of wavevector and frequency of both coherent magnons and acoustic phonons.

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