10 June 1996 Giant nonlinear magneto-optical Kerr effect
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Proceedings Volume 2801, Nonlinear Optics of Low-Dimensional Structures and New Materials; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.242118
Event: International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
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.
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Theo Rasing, M. Groot Koerkamp, "Giant nonlinear magneto-optical Kerr effect", Proc. SPIE 2801, Nonlinear Optics of Low-Dimensional Structures and New Materials, (10 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.242118; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.242118
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Magnetism

Kerr effect

Nonlinear optics

Polarization

Aluminum

Interfaces

Iron

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