Detecting two components of magnetization in magnetic layer structures by use of a photoelastic

Jordan, S.M.; Whiting, J.S.S.
December 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Dec1996, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p4286
Academic Journal
Describes a magneto-optic Kerr effect system for the measurement of magnetization in thin ferromagnetic layers based on a photoelastic modulator. Use of a quarter wave plate allowing light with a variable rate polarization incident on the sample to be used; Procedure for determining the magneto-optic rotation; Traditional ellipsometric parameters.


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