10 September 2014 Front Matter: Volume 9167
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Author Index

Numbers in the index correspond to the last two digits of the six-digit citation identifier (CID) article numbering system used in Proceedings of SPIE. The first four digits reflect the volume number. Base 36 numbering is employed for the last two digits and indicates the order of articles within the volume. Numbers start with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B…0Z, followed by 10-1Z, 20-2Z, etc.

Adur, Rohan, 2J

Alouani, M., 13

Amand, Thierry, 0A

Ando, Kazuya, 2H

Appelbaum, Ian, 17

Arabski, J., 13

Attané, J.-P., 29

Balocchi, Andrea, 0A

Barate, Philippe, 0A

Barman, B., 0L

Beaurepaire, E., 13

Bekaert, J., 1B

Berezovsky, Jesse, 07

Berski, F., 2R

Bertacco, Riccardo, 09, 13

Berti, G., 0S

Bertoli, Stefano, 09

Bertran, F., 13

Bianchi, Massimiliano, 09

Biermann, K., 21

Borghs, G., 0D

Boschini, Fabio, 2D

Boukari, S., 13

Bowen, M., 13

Bowers, C. R., 0N

Brambilla, A., 0S

Bringer, Andreas, 23

Brookes, N. B., 13

Bussetti, Gi., 0S

Cadiz, F., 0C

Calloni, A., 0S

Cantoni, Matteo, 09, 0S, 13

Capps, Jeremy, 1M

Carpene, Ettore, 2D

Carrère, Hélène, 0A

Cartwright, A. N., 0L

Cerullo, Giulio, 09

Chaves-O’Flynn, Gabriel, 1H

Chen, Shizhen, 0I

Chou, W. C., 0L

Ciccacci, F., 0S

Coseman, S., 1B

Dahbashi, R., 2R

Dallera, Claudia, 2D

De Cesari, Sebastiano, 0H

Demarina, Natalia, 23

Deppe, Dennis G., 05

Deranlot, C., 29

Dery, Hanan, 17

Dilcher, Eric, 05

Djeghloul, F., 13

Drouhin, H.-J., 1O

Du, Chunhui, 2J

Duò, L., 0S

Dürr, H. A., 2C

Fan, W. C., 0L

Ferreira, Sukarno O., 08

Finazzi, M., 0S

Freisem, Sabine, 05

Friedman, Joseph S., 1J

Fumani, Ahmad K., 07

Gambarelli, S., 29

Gamouras, Angela, 05

George, J.-M., 29

Gerhardt, Nils C., 03

Gerster, Thomas, 23

Giorgioni, Anna, 0H

Graves, C. E., 2C

Grilli, Emanuele, 0H

Grützmacher, Detlev, 23

Guzzi, Mario, 0H

Hall, Kimberley C., 05

Hammel, P. Chris, 2J

Hardtdegen, Hilde, 23

Hayes, Sophia E., 0N, 0O

Hedayat, Hamoon, 2D

Heedt, Sebastian, 23

Heremans, J. J., 0D

Hernández-Mínguez, A., 21

Hey, R., 21

Hoffmann, M. C., 2C

Hofmann, Martin R., 03

Höpfner, Henning, 03

Hübner, J., 2R

Huo, Yan, 0T

Ibrahim, F., 13

Isella, Giovanni, 0H

Jaafar, A., 13

Jaffrès, H., 29

Jamet, M., 29

Javaid, S., 13

Joly, L., 13

Kallaher, R. L., 0D

Kappler, J.-P., 13

Kar, G. S., 1B

Kardasz, Bartek, 1H

Kent, Andrew D., 1H

Kettemann, Stefan, 23

Khodaparast, G. A., 18

Kimel, A. V., 2C

Kirilyuk, A., 2C

Kuhn, H., 2R

Kuhns, P. L., 0N

Lacour, D., 1O

Laczkowski, P., 29

Lage, Marielle H. M. B., 08

Le Fèvre, P., 13

Li, Jing, 17

Li, Pengke, 17

Lindemann, Markus, 03

Liu, T.-M., 2C

Liu, Yachao, 0I

Lonnemann, J., 2R

Lu, Hai-Zhou, 2E

Luo, Hailu, 0I

Madon, B., 1O

Magill, B. A., 18

Malachias, Angelo S., 08

Manolescu, Andrei, 1M

Mansuripur, Masud, 0J

Manuilov, Sergei A., 2J

Manzoni, Cristian, 09

Marangoni, Marco, 09

Marie, Xavier, 0A

Marinescu, D. C., 1M

Mathew, Reuble, 05

Matsuda, Takashi, 0M

Matsuura, Saki, 2H

Mattana, R., 13

McCarthy, L. A., 0N

McCombe, B. D., 0L

McGill, S. A., 0N, 18

Meeker, M. A., 18

Merrit, T. R., 18

Mertens, S., 1B

Min, T., 1B

Miyamachi, T., 13

Munekata, Hiro, 0M

Murphy, J. R., 0L

Nie, Shuaihua, 0T

Nishibayashi, Kazuhiro, 0M

Nishimura, K., 1B

Oestreich, M., 2R

Ohresser, P., 13

Okuyama, H., 1B

Oszwaldowski, R., 0L

Pacuski, Wojciech, 0K

Paget, D., 0C

Palmstrøm, C. J., 18

Petrou, A., 0L

Petukhov, A., 0L

Pezzoli, Fabio, 0H

Picone, A., 0S

Pientka, J. M., 0L

Pinarbasi, Mustafa, 1H

Puppin, Ezio, 2D

Qiao, Shuang, 0T

Qing, Lan, 17

Querlioz, Damien, 1J

Radisic, D., 1B

Ramachandran, Ajan P., 05

Rasing, Th., 2C

Reid, A. H., 2C

Renucci, Pierre, 0A

Reyes, A. R., 0N

Reyren, N., 29

Rinaldi, Christian, 09, 13

Riva, M., 0S

Rojas-Sánchez, J.-C., 29

Rowe, A. C. H., 0C

Roy, Kuntal, 0U

Rudolph, M., 0D

Saha, Dipta, 0N, 0O

Sahakian, Alan V., 1J

Sanders, Gary D., 0N, 0O

Santos, M. B., 0D

Santos, P. V., 21

Savero, W., 29

Savoini, M., 2C

Schäpers, Thomas, 23

Scheurer, F., 13

Schubert, Jürgen, 23

Scrace, T., 0L

Seino, T., 1B

Sellers, I. R., 0L

Seneor, P., 13

Sesti, Erika L., 0N, 0O

Shen, Shun-Qing, 2E

Shi Yang, Hong Yi, 05

Sladek, Kamil, 23

Song, Yang, 17

Sordan, Roman, 09

Souriau, L., 1B

Stanton, Christopher J., 0N, 0O

Stöhr, J., 2C

Swerts, J., 1B

Taleb-Ibrahimi, A., 13

Tashiro, Takaharu, 2H

Thakur, P., 13

Tokarski, J. T., III, 0N

Tsai, Y., 0L

Tsukamoto, A., 2C

Tsunekawa, K., 1B

Urbaszek, Bernhard, 0A

Van Roy, W., 0D

Vavassori, P., 0S

Vila, L., 29

Wang, Hailong, 2J

Wang, T., 2C

Watts, Steve, 1H

Weber, W., 13

Wegrowe, J.-E., 1O

Wehrmann, Isabel, 23

Wen, Shuangchun, 0I

Wenk, Paul, 23

Wessels, Bruce W., 1J

Wheeler, Dustin D., 0O

Wiegand, J., 2R

Wolf, Georg, 1H

Wolf, Michael, 07

Wood, R., 0N Wu,

Yizheng, 0T

Wulfhekel, W., 13

Xu, K., 1B

Yang, C. S., 0L

Yang, Fengyuan, 2J

Zhang, Tiantian, 0A

Zhang, Xinhui, 0T

Zhao, Jianhua, 0T

Zhou, Xinxing, 0I

Zutic, I., 0L

Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University (Japan)

  • Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University (United States)

Symposium Co-chairs

  • David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia Norwich (United Kingdom)

  • James G. Grote, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

Conference Chairs

  • Henri-Jean Drouhin, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

  • Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

  • Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Franco Ciccacci, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

  • Russell P. Cowburn, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

  • Scott A. Crooker, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

  • Vincent Cros, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France)

  • Hanan Dery, University of Rochester (United States)

  • Rogério de Sousa, University of Victoria (Canada)

  • Michel I. Dyakonov, Université Montpellier 2 (France)

  • Michael E. Flatté, The University of Iowa (United States)

  • Jean-Marie George, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France)

  • Erez Hasman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

  • Henri Jaffrès, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France)

  • Tomás Jungwirth, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

  • Giti A. Khodaparast, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)

  • Mathias Klaui, Universität Konstanz (Germany)

  • Xavier Marie, INSA - Université de Toulouse (France)

  • Laurens W. Molenkamp, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

  • Hiro Munekata, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

  • Yoshichika Otani, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

  • Dafiné Ravelosona, Institut d’Électronique Fondamentale (France)

  • Georg Schmidt, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

  • Jing Shi, University of California, Riverside (United States)

  • Luc Thomas, Headway Technology (United States)

  • Evgeny Tsymbal, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)

  • Olaf M. J. van ’t Erve, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Joerg Wunderlich, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (United Kingdom)

  • Igor Zutic, University at Buffalo (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1a Spin Laser

    Henri Jaffrès, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France)

  • 1b Spin Coherence in Quantum Dots

    Jean J. Heremans, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)

  • 2a Optical Pumping I

    Takashi Kuroda, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)

  • 2b Spin Coherence II

    Kimberley C. Hall, Dalhousie University (Canada)

  • 3a Spin Photonics

    Sophia E. Hayes, Washington University in St. Louis (United States)

  • 3b Spin Coherence and Magnetic Polarons

    Benedict Murdin, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)

  • 4a Optical Pumping II

    Christian Rinaldi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

  • 4b Multiferroics, Half Metals, and Oxides

    Vlad S. Pribiag, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (Netherlands)

  • 5 Skyrmions

    Wolfgang Weber, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France)

  • 6 Helical Order and Organics

    Luiz Sampaio Lima, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (Brazil)

  • 7 Magnetooptics and Landé Factor

    Christopher J. Stanton, University of Florida (United States)

  • 8 Magnetic RAM I

    Luc Thomas, Headway Technologies, Inc. (United States)

  • 9 Magnetic RAM II

    Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University (Japan)

  • 10 Magnetic RAM and Logic Devices

    Hiroaki Yoda, Toshiba Corporation (Japan)

  • 11 Spin Caloric Transport I

    Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

  • 12 Spin Caloric Transport II

    Sadamichi Maekawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

  • 13 Spin Transfer and Spin-Orbit Interaction

    Sadamichi Maekawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

  • 14 Spin Transfer and Domain Walls

    Ingrid Mertig, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

  • 15a Spin-Orbit Coupling

    Giti A. Khodaparast, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)

  • 15b Optical and Electrical Control

    Ewelina Hankiewicz, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

  • 16a Spin Pumping I

    Yuichiro Ando, Osaka University (Japan)

  • 16b Ultrafast Optical Control and Topological Insulators I

    Peter Stano, RIKEN (Japan)

  • 17a Spin Pumping II

    Antonio Azevedo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)

  • 17b Topological Insulators and Majorana Fermions

    Fabio Pezzoli, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

  • 18a Spin Pumping and Spin Noise

    Olivier Klein, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (France)

  • 18b Graphene and Chalcogenides

    Connie H. Li, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


The seventh edition of the Spintronics symposium of the SPIE conference gathered more than one hundred speakers in San Diego from Sunday to Thursday, 17–21 August 2014.

In line with the previous editions, the Spintronics symposium held in the framework of the Optics+Photonics conference covered most of the hot topics in Spintronics. The conference was also an invaluable opportunity for informal and extremely stimulating discussions between experts and networking in a friendly atmosphere, witnessing for the dynamism of our field of research. These proceedings do not include a full overview of the presentations, but they report a significant part (about 33%) of important results presented at the meeting. The symposium concerns fundamental results in experimental and theoretical physics, and also technological developments. During the last year, we have felt that the MRAM technology is really coming to market, and may have a strong impact on the future of data storage and processing; therefore, we had three focused sessions (8-11) with the participation of key industrial partners, and a key-note opening by Hideo Ohno (Tohoku University). The state of the art in domain wall manipulation and application was presented by S. S. P. Parkin in a keynote lecture. Besides, the program shows the growing importance of the studies and developments about optical manipulation and detection of spins, with a whole session (1) devoted to spin laser, a session on spin photonics (3A), a session based on magnetooptics (7), and two sessions related to optical pumping (2A and 4A).

The symposium was divided into 26 oral sessions plus one poster session that covered: Low-dimensional systems (sessions 2B and 3B), multiferroics, half-metals, oxides, and skyrmions (sessions 4B and 5), helical order and organic semiconductors (session 6), domain walls (session 14), spin caloric transport (sessions 11 and 12), spin transfer and spin-orbit interaction (sessions 13 and 15A), optical and electrical control (session 15B), spin pumping (sessions 16A, 17A, and 18A), topological insulators and Majorana fermions (sessions 16B and 17B), and graphene and chalcogenides (session 18B).

If new fields are emerging (Majorana fermions and helical order), the traditional topics of spintronics remain very active (spin injection, spin dynamics, spin transfer, spin Hanle effect, spin-Hall effects, spin pumping etc). Moreover, this 7th edition of the symposium has shown that there are still exciting debates related to Spin Caloritronics. This topic triggered many open discussions on the possible interpretation of experimental data.

Finally, we are grateful to SPIE, to the Program Committee members who did tremendous work, and to all speakers and authors for their active participation: they have made this conference a great success.

Jean-Eric Wegrowe

Henri-Jean Drouhin

Manijeh Razeghi

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