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Title: Optically induced spin hall effect in atoms
Authors: Liu, Xiong-Jun
Liu, Xin
Kwek, Leong Chuan
Oh, Choo Hiap
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Liu, X. -J., Liu, X., Kwek, L. C., & Oh, C. H. (2007). Optically induced spin hall effect in atoms. Physical Review Letters, 98(2), 026602.
Abstract: We propose an optical means to realize a spin hall effect (SHE) in neutral atomic system by coupling the internal spin states of atoms to radiation. The interaction between the external optical fields and the atoms creates effective magnetic fields that act in opposite directions on “electrically” neutral atoms with opposite spin polarizations. This effect leads to a Landau level structure for each spin orientation in direct analogy with the familiar SHE in semiconductors. The conservation and topological properties of the spin current, and the creation of a pure spin current are discussed.
Description: This is the original draft, prior to peer-review, of a manuscript published in Physical Review Letters. The published version is available online at
ISSN: 0031-9007
Other Identifiers: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.026602
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