Our work on optical control of nuclear spins highlighted in MIT News

February 17, 2023

Nuclear spins can talk efficiently with optical photons!

We proposed an optonuclear quadrupolar effect, with which one can initialize and control nuclear spins (energy scale ususally MHz or kHz) with optical photons (above THz, much larger than MHz). The ideas are published in two recent back-to-back papers:

PhysRevX.13.011017 and PhysRevLett.130.063602.

The work is highlighted in MIT News