Nonlocal ultrafast magnetization dynamics in the high fluence limit

K.C. Kuiper, G. Malinowski, F. Dalla Longa, B. Koopmans

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In order to explain a number of recent experimental observations of laser-induced femtosecond demagnetization in the large fluence limit, we discuss the consequences of a recently proposed nonlocal approach. A microscopic description of spin flip scattering is implemented in an effective three temperature model, including electronic heat diffusion. Effects of finite film thickness on the demagnetization transients are discussed. Our results show a clear saturation of the ultrafast demagnetization, in excellent agreement with experimental observations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number07D316
Pages (from-to)07D316-1/3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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