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Magneto-optical Kerr rotation of thin ferromagnetic films
Author(s): H. R. Zhai; Y. B. Xu; M. Lu; Y. Z. Miao; K. L. Hogue; H. M. Naik; M. Ahamd; G. L. Dunifer
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Paper Abstract

The magneto-optical Kerr rotation of thin ferromagnetic film (Co, Ni, and Fe) is studied experimentally and theoretically. The Kerr rotation of magnetic/air structures is found to be enhanced a lot even when the thickness of magnetic layer is very small. Numerical calculation also indicates that if a thin magnetic layer is sandwiched between two dielectric layers of the same optical constants, the Kerr rotation does not drop as the thickness is decreased.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1519, International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47187
Show Author Affiliations
H. R. Zhai, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Y. B. Xu, Nanjing Univ. (China)
M. Lu, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Y. Z. Miao, Nanjing Univ. (China)
K. L. Hogue, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
H. M. Naik, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
M. Ahamd, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
G. L. Dunifer, Wayne State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1519:
International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Shixun Zhou; Yongling Wang, Editor(s)

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