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Omnidirectional spin noise spectroscopy

Abstract : spin fluctuations in atomic vapors and in semiconductors. As such it is quite attractive for probing non-perturbatively electrons or nuclear spins in atomic vapours or in semiconductors, particularly when the laser is detuned from optical resonances, an aspect which has triggered considerable interest to spin noise spectroscopy in recent years. The signal in spin noise spectroscopy can be considered as arising from intensity fluctuations due to the interference between the light scattered by Raman spin-flip excitations and the probe laser. This suggests that homodyne or heterodyne detection of spin noise by mixing of the Raman signal with a local oscillator is feasible, which we have demonstrated recently [1]. This opportunity is essential to spin noise spectroscopy because it allows us to increase its sensitivity and accessible frequency range. Homodyne and/or heterodyne detection of spin noise for scattered light directions different from that of the probe should give access to spatio-temporal spin correlations [2], and therefore could considerably extend the application range of spin noise spectroscopy. Here we demonstrate non-collinear homodyne detection of spin noise in n-doped CdTe epilayers. This allows us to exploit different scattering geometries based on spin-flip Raman selection rules. We are able to measure simultaneously different fluctuating spin components by homodyne mixing in different space directions, and also for different local oscillator polarizations. [1] S. Cronenberger and D. Scalbert, Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 093111 (2016). [2] G. G. Kozlov, I. I. Ryzhov, and V. S. Zapasskii, Phys. Rev. A 95, 043810 (2017).
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Steeve Cronenberger, Chahine Abbas, Hervé Boukari, Denis Scalbert. Omnidirectional spin noise spectroscopy. 34th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, Jul 2018, Montpellier, France. ⟨hal-01909331⟩



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