Soft-X-ray magneto-optical Faraday effect on and films
BESSY GmbH - Albert-Einstein-Straße 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
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Accepted: 12 April 2001
The magneto-optical Faraday effect on and thin films was measured by analysing the polarisation of the transmitted synchrotron radiation. The effect was investigated as a function of photon energy, angle of incidence and magnetic-field strength. Strong influences of the sample thickness, protective layer and the type of support membrane were observed. At the 2p absorption edges, resonantly enhanced rotation values of up to were found which are one order of magnitude larger than in the visible range. This suggests a new modulation technique for polarisation-sensitive spectroscopy and high-resolution microscopy experiments on anti-ferromagnetic materials.
PACS: 78.20.Ls – Magnetooptical effects / 85.70.Sq – Magnetooptical devices
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