Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect and Lightscattering from Spinwaves: Probes of Layered Magnetic Structures

  • P. Grünberg
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 163)


Magnetooptic Kerr effect (MOKE) as well as lightscattering (LS) from spinwaves have now emerged as powerfull tools to measure some properties of thin magnetic films and multilayered structures. MOKE responds to the static-, LS to the dynamic part of the magnetization. The magnetic properties in turn can be changed due to effects caused by the layering. The aim of this article is to show how MOKE and LS can be used to explore the nature and size of dipolar and exchange coupling of ferromagnetic films across nonmagnetic or antiferromagnetic intermediate films. The interlayer exchange can be ferro- or antiferromagnetic, resulting in unique differences in the static- and dynamic magnetic properties of such structures.


Double Layer Dipolar Coupling Exchange Mode Bulk Mode Inter Layer 
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magnetooptic Kerr effect


microwave absorption




Damon Eshbach




anti Stokes


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  • P. Grünberg
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  1. 1.IFFKFA-JülichJülichW. Germany

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