TITLE

Magneto-optical light scattering from ferromagnetic surfaces

AUTHOR(S)
González, M. U.; Armelles, G.; Martınez Boubeta, C.; Cebollada, A.
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/20/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p421
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have studied the optical and magneto-optical components of the light scattered by the surface of several Fe films with different morphologies. We present a method, based on the ratio between the optical and magneto-optical components of the scattered intensity, to discern the physical origin, either structural or magnetic corrugation, of the light scattered by these ferromagnetic surfaces. Surface versus bulk magnetic information can be separated by magneto-optical light scattering measurements, the scattered light being more sensitive to magnetization differences between surface and bulk than the reflected one.
ACCESSION #
8926056

 

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