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Spin-Dynamic Measurement Techniques

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Author(s)

  • Jing Wu
  • Tuyuan Cheng
  • Cong Lu
  • Xianyang Lu
  • Chris Bunce

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Publication details

Title of host publicationHandbook of Spintronics
DatePublished - 2015
Number of pages37
PublisherSPRINGER
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-007-7604-3

Abstract

The availability of ultrafast-pulsed light sources has enabled the fast developments of apparatus for studying magnetism on ultrafast timescales. Femto-/picosecond spin-dynamics measurements provide important insight for underlined mechanisms on spin–electron–lattice scattering processes, which is also essential for magnetic storage technologies. This review provides experimental details of various time-resolved pump–probe techniques used for spin-dynamics studies. This includes laser-pumped and magnetic field-pumped setups with magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) and X-ray magnetic linear dichroic (XMLD) effect, accompanied by the example results for each technique discussed.

    Research areas

  • Spintronics, SPIN-DYNAMICS

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