Correlation of giant magnetoresistance with infrared magnetorefractive spectra

Ralph T. Mennicke, Jim A. D. Matthew, Sarah M. Thompson

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A new method for correlating the far infrared magnetorefractive effect (MRE) and giant magnetoresistance (GMR) is tested on commercially grown CoFe/Cu multilayers. Parameters are determined to demonstrate a simple relationship between prominent features of an MRE spectrum and the size of the electrical magnetoresistance. The results encourage the use of the new approach for sensing GMR in thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2627-2629
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


  • conductivity
  • giant magnetoresistance
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • magnetic films
  • magnetooptic effects

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