Spin Optics Laboratory is located at the V. A. Fock Institute of Physics of Saint-Petersburg State University. It is funded by the Megagrant of Russian Federation.
Prof. Alexey Kavokin is the head of the Laboratory.

The key staff includes:

PhD students:

The Spin Optics laboratory studies the spin currents induced by light in semiconductor structures. We work with exciton-polaritons: mixed light-matter quasi-particles, which obey bosonic statistics and can form condensates and coherent fluids. Polariton spin currents are expected to form a basis of a new set of logic devices, where information would be encoded by spin or polarisation. We aim at controlling the polariton spins on a picosecond timescale, which would allow encoding of information on a terahertz frequency. The experimental facilities currently available in the Spin Optics laboratory include:

The Spin Optics laboratory strongly collaborates with the world-leading research centers, including:

Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, (UK)
Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures, CNRS, Marcoussis, (France)
Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (Switzerland)
University of California in San Diego (USA)
University of Heraklion (Greece)
University of Dortmund (Germany)
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)

Igor Nikolaevich Uraltsev

History of Spin-Optics Laboratory
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