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Publication Citation: Coherent Control of Precessional Dynamics in Thin Film Permalloy

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Author(s): T. M. Crawford; Pavel Kabos; Thomas J. Silva;
Title: Coherent Control of Precessional Dynamics in Thin Film Permalloy
Published: April 01, 2000
Abstract: We demonstrate a method of eliminating overshoot and ringing in magnetizaiton dynamics when the system bandwidth includes the intrinsic ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). The method employsstaggered step excitation for the cancellation of FMR oscillations while maximizing the risetime of the magnetization response. The second-hermonic magneto-optic Kerr effect is used to measure the magnetic response at a localized spot on the sample. The measured response is adequately modeled with the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert differential equation. We explain the observed behavior in termsof destructive interference.
Citation: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 76
Issue: 15
Pages: pp. 2113 - 2115
Keywords: coherent control;damping;destructive interference;ferromagnetic resonance;Laudau-Lifshitz-Gilbert;permalloy;precession;waveguide;
Research Areas: Electromagnetics
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