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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2734–2736

Single-pulse magneto-optic microscopy: a new tool for studying optically induced magnetization reversals

M. Elazar, M. Sahaf, L. Szapiro, D. Cheskis, and S. Bar-Ad  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2734-2736 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002734


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Abstract

We have developed a femtosecond magneto-optical imaging system that allows measurements of permanent magnetic effects that are initiated by a single excitation pulse. The system combines a subpicosecond temporal resolution and a high spatial resolution. We demonstrate the system in an experiment that studies the laser-induced magnetization reversal in ferromagnetic thin films.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(210.3810) Optical data storage : Magneto-optic systems
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2008
Published: November 18, 2008

Citation
M. Elazar, M. Sahaf, L. Szapiro, D. Cheskis, and S. Bar-Ad, "Single-pulse magneto-optic microscopy: a new tool for studying optically induced magnetization reversals," Opt. Lett. 33, 2734-2736 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-23-2734


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