Surface Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect

  • Takeshi NakagawaEmail author


Surface magneto-optic Kerr effect (SMOKE) is based on magnetic circular dichroism (MCD), where the absorption for right and left circular polarized light is different because electronic states are split due to exchange interaction and spin–orbit coupling (Qui and Bader in Rev Sci Instrum 71:1243, 2000 [1]).


Magnetism Ultrathin films Optical transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Material SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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