Transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect: The phase change of reflected light

C. Penfold, R. T. Collins, A. P.B. Tufaile, Y. Souche

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Abstract

The transverse Kerr effect corresponds to a change of p-light reflectivity of a ferromagnetic surface without the change of polarisation when magnetisation is reversed. A phase change occurs that can also be measured. The phenomenological analysis is followed by the description of the set-up and by the first experimental results before discussion and conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume242-245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

Keywords

  • Ferromagnetic film
  • Kerr effect
  • Magneto-optics
  • Magnetometry
  • Phase shift

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