Sander Otte

february, 2021

26feb4:00 pm5:00 pmSander OtteDelft University of Technology, Netherlands4:00 pm - 5:00 pm KST ZOOM Application

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Sander Otte

Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Date: February 26, 2021; 16:00 – 17:00

Free coherent evolution of a coupled atomic spin system initialized by electron scattering

Observing the free evolution of a coupled spin system is an essential step towards studying collective quantum spin dynamics, as well as gaining insight into the fundamental mechanisms leading to spin excitation. Here, we combine pump-probe and ESR techniques with STM to study the free evolution of a single atomic spin depending on its level of entanglement with a second one. We build TiH dimers on MgO/Ag(100) in which the two spins are inherently detuned. We then make use of the magnetic interaction with the STM tip to tune the level of entanglement between the two spins: usingESR, we characterize the energy diagram of the dimer and identify the tip height at which both spin precess at the same frequency. Subsequently, we use a pump-probe scheme to, first, initialize the system via an electron induced spin excitation and, second, study the free evolution of the spin under the tip. We show that only when the two spins entangle, the excitation is swapped back and forth at a frequency that is given by their coupling strength. These results provide insight into the locality of electron-spin scattering: only the spin directly underneath the tip is affected, irrespective of its global quantum state.


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