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The magneto-optical and opto-magnetic effects describe the interaction of light with a magnetic medium. The most prominent examples are the Faraday and Cotton-Mouton effects that modify the transmission of light through a medium, and the inverse Faraday and inverse Cotton-Mouton effects that produce effective magnetic fields for the spin in the material. Here, we introduce the phenomenology of the analogous magneto-phononic and phono-magnetic effects, in which vibrational quanta take the place of the light quanta. We show, using a combination of first-principles calculations and phenomenological modeling, that the effective magnetic fields exerted by the phonon analogs of the inverse Faraday and inverse Cotton-Mouton effects on the spins of antiferromagnetic nickel oxide yield magnitudes comparable to and potentially larger than those of the opto-magnetic originals. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review Research
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Organisational unit03903 - Spaldin, Nicola A. / Spaldin, Nicola A.
810451 - Hidden, entangled and resonating orders/HERO (EC)
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