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|Author(s):||Pavel Kabos; Anthony B. Kos; Thomas J. Silva;|
|Title:||Vectorial second-harmonic magneto-optic kerr effect measurement|
|Published:||May 01, 2000|
|Abstract:||A significant modification of an existing experimental technique based on the second-harmonic magneto-optical Kerr effect (SH-MOKE) is introduced. With a p-polarized pumping optical wave incident upon a magnetic film, the transverse component of magnetization causes a change in the second-harmonic generation efficiency of the material and the longitudinal component of the magnetization produces a change in the polarization rotation and/or ellipicity of the second-harmonic signal. This permits simultaneous hectorial measurement of the in-plane magnetization components. Examples of measured hysteresis loops from 50 nm thick permalloy films and procedures for SH-MOKE signal calibration are presented.|
|Citation:||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Pages:||pp. 5980 - 5982|
|Keywords:||hysteresis,magnetic thin film,vectorial magnetizaition measurement|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (54KB)|