Magnetisatization-induced optical second-harmonic generation : a probe for interface magnetism

H.A. Wierenga, M.W.J. Prins, D.L. Abraham, T.H.M. Rasing

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Abstract

The optical second-harmonic intensity generated by magnetic multilayers of cobalt and gold strongly depends on the magnetization. At normal incidence the results are independent of the amount of bulk cobalt and gold, but are accurately described by pure magnetic interface contributions. This represents a way to probe buried interface magnetism using magnetization-induced second-harmonic generation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1285
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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