Deadline for Abstracts: 30th September
Exploiting the ‘spin’ of the electron rather than its charge creates a new research area, namely
spintronics, which is supposed to give smaller, more versatile and more robust devices for
memory storage and magnetic sensors applications, and, potentially for quantum computing.
Optics provides unique approaches to manipulate and detect the spin in a non-destructive way.
Optical spintronics is very promising for optical data storage because it takes advantage of
controlling the electrons in reading and writing of stored information while maintaining nonvolatility,
which can potentially extend the lifetime of current magnetic hard drives.
Combining these two areas, the interaction between light and matter arouses a lot of interest
in spin-based research.