Optical Magnetization Control in EuO Films

  • Manfred Fiebig
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 159)


Optical second and third harmonic generation (SHG and THG) on epitaxial ferromagnetic EuO films couple linearly to the ferromagnetic order parameter. This is exemplified by investigating the effect of Gd-doping of EuO by SHG and the magnetization of very thin EuO films by the third-order magneto-optical rotation associated to THG. In contrast to the Faraday rotation the latter does not depend on the thickness of the film.


Harmonic Generation Faraday Rotation Ferromagnetic Order Linear Optic Magnetic Origin 
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The author thanks M. Matsubara, C. Becher, A. Schmehl, D. G. Schlom, and J. Mannhartwho are the authors of the papers on which this talk, presented at the Ultrafast Magnetism Conference 2013, is based.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MaterialsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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