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Giant nonlinear magneto-optical Kerr effect
Author(s): Theo Rasing; M. Groot Koerkamp
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Paper Abstract

Second harmonic generation from magnetic materials is shown to lead to a nonlinear magneto optical Kerr effect, that can be orders of magnitude larger than its linear equivalent. The origin of this effect can be found in the differences between the linear and nonlinear solutions of the optical wave equations and in the symmetry properties of the corresponding optical tensors. Applications for the study of magnetic thin films and multilayers will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2801, Nonlinear Optics of Low-Dimensional Structures and New Materials, (10 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.242118
Show Author Affiliations
Theo Rasing, Univ. of Nijmegen (Netherlands)
M. Groot Koerkamp, Univ. of Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2801:
Nonlinear Optics of Low-Dimensional Structures and New Materials
Vladimir I. Emel'yanov; Vladislav Ya. Panchenko, Editor(s)

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