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Quantum Magnetism, Spin Waves, and Optical Cavities


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
    Pages 1-15
  3. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
    Pages 17-24
  4. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
    Pages 25-44
  5. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
    Pages 45-59
  6. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
    Pages 61-69
  7. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
    Pages 71-87
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 89-90

About this book


This primer thoroughly covers the fundamentals needed to understand the interaction of light with magnetically ordered matter and it focuses on "cavity optomagnonics" which is a topic undergoing intense study in current research.
The book is unique in combining elements of electromagnetism, quantum magnetism, and quantum optics and it is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students.


Cavity Optomagnonics Faraday Effect Magneto-Optical Effects Magnetic ordering Magnons Quantum Magnetism Spin Waves

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of LightErlangenGermany

About the authors

Silvia Viola Kusminskiy is group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and she obtained her PhD in Physics from the Boston University for her studies on quantum liquids in correlated systems. Her work focuses on theoretical condensed matter, quantum optics, optomechanics and optomagnonics as well as graphene physics and low dimensional systems.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Magnetism, Spin Waves, and Optical Cavities
  • Authors Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-13344-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-13345-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5431
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 90
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Quantum Optics
    Magnetism, Magnetic Materials
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“The course was meant for advanced undergraduates and students studying for a Master’s degree. … Optomagnonics is evidently a new and upcoming ‘hybrid’ system with the possibiliy of important experiments waiting to be conceived and implemented.Anyone working on such a project would definitely benefit from having a copy of this book with them in the lab or the desk. All in all, a very interesting, informative and useful book.” (Daniel A. Dubin, zbMath 1419.81005, 2019)