Lorentz microscopy of micron-sized laser-written magnetic domains in TbFe

Suits, J. C.; Geiss, R. H.; Lin, C. J.; Rugar, D.; Bell, A. E.
August 1986
Applied Physics Letters;8/18/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p419
Academic Journal
High resolution images of laser-written magnetic domains in thin sputtered films of terbium iron have been obtained using Lorentz microscopy. The domains, written with a GaAs diode laser, are generally circular in shape with diameters in the range 0.9–2.2 μm. Conditions necessary for the observation of highly detailed images are described. It was found that with certain values of laser power and applied magnetic field, smaller irregular domains appear within the principal domains.


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