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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3155–3159

Measurement of the magnetooptical constants of reactive metals

G. A. N. Connell  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 20, pp. 3155-3159 (1983)

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A method is described for measuring the dielectric tensor of perpendicularly magnetized metal films that are overcoated with a protective transparent layer. It uses a combination of ellipsometric and polar Kerr measurements and employs a series of consistency checks to ensure the accuracy of the data analysis. As an example, the technique is applied to an amorphous terbium-iron alloy that was overcoated in situ with silicon dioxide.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 30, 1983
Published: October 15, 1983

G. A. N. Connell, "Measurement of the magnetooptical constants of reactive metals," Appl. Opt. 22, 3155-3159 (1983)

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