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Femtosecond opto-magnetism
Author(s): Alexey V. Kimel; Andrei Kirilyuk; Theo Rasing
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Paper Abstract

This review summarizes the recent progress in the study of ultrafast nonthermal effects of light on magnetic materials. Fundamental aspects of interaction between photons and spins, magneto-optical and opto-magnetic phenomena, microscopical mechanisms responsible for laser control of magnetism are discussed. Our recent experiments on laser excitation of magnetic resonances, quantum control of magnons, ultrafast phase transitions and femtosecond laser-induced switching of magnetization are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6892, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XII, 68920P (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764466
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Alexey V. Kimel, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Andrei Kirilyuk, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Theo Rasing, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6892:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XII
Jin-Joo Song; Kong-Thon Tsen; Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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