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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)
Event: International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
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 and M. Groot Koerkamp "Giant nonlinear magneto-optical Kerr effect", Proc. SPIE 2801, Nonlinear Optics of Low-Dimensional Structures and New Materials, (10 June 1996);

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