Experimental Realization of a Quantum Spin Pump

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Susan Watson, R. Potok, C. M. Marcus, V. Umansky

We demonstrate the operation of a quantum spin pump based on cyclic radio-frequency excitation of a GaAs quantum dot, including the ability to pump pure spin without pumping charge. The device takes advantage of bidirectional mesoscopic fluctuations of pumped current, made spin-dependent by the application of an in-plane Zeeman field. Spin currents are measured by placing the pump in a focusing geometry with a spin-selective collector.
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JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number25
Pages (from-to)258301
Number of pages4
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2003

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