- Spin temperature concept verified by optical magnetometry of nuclear spins doi link

Auteur(s): Vladimirova M.(Corresp.), Cronenberger S., Scalbert D., Ryzhov I. i., Zapasskii V. s., Kozlov G. g., Lemaitre A., Kavokin K. v.

(Article) Publié: Physical Review B, vol. 97 p.041301 (2018)
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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.041301

We develop a method of nonperturbative optical control over adiabatic remagnetization of the nuclear spin system and apply it to verify the spin temperature concept in GaAs microcavities. The nuclear spin system is shown to exactly follow the predictions of the spin temperature theory, despite the quadrupole interaction that was earlier reported to disrupt nuclear spin thermalization. These findings open a way for the deep cooling of nuclear spins in semiconductor structures, with the prospect of realizing nuclear spin-ordered states for high-fidelity spin-photon interfaces.