Roman V. Pisarev

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The demand for ever-increasing density of information storage and speed of manipulation has triggered an intense search for ways to control the magnetization of a medium by means other than magnetic fields. Recent experiments on laser-induced demagnetization and spin reorientation use ultrafast lasers as a means to manipulate magnetization, accessing(More)
All magnetically ordered materials can be divided into two primary classes: ferromagnets and antiferromagnets. Since ancient times, ferromagnetic materials have found vast application areas, from the compass to computer storage and more recently to magnetic random access memory and spintronics. In contrast, antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials, though(More)
Ferroelectromagnets are an interesting group of compounds that complement purely (anti-)ferroelectric or (anti-)ferromagnetic materials--they display simultaneous electric and magnetic order. With this coexistence they supplement materials in which magnetization can be induced by an electric field and electrical polarization by a magnetic field, a property(More)
A spontaneous or field induced "hidden" phase transition with antiferromagnetic-to-ferromagnetic reordering is disclosed in multiply frustrated hexagonal ErMnO3. It is revealed by Faraday rotation and second harmonic generation as sublattice-sensitive probes to the Er and Mn systems. The acquired phase diagram in the magnetic-field-temperature plane is(More)
The dynamics of the optically induced phase transition from the antiferromagnetic to the paramagnetic state in FeBO3 is observed using a pump-probe magneto-optical Faraday technique employing 100 fs laser pulses. At the pump energy of 1.55 eV phonon-assisted transitions dominate in the absorption of light and ultrafast heating of the lattice occurs. The(More)
The structure of antiferromagnetic (AFM) domain walls and their interaction with lattice strain are derived taking the multiple-order-parameter compound YMnO3 as a model example. Contrary to the conviction that AFM domain walls are energetically unfavorable, their interaction with lattice strain lowers the total energy of the system and leads to a(More)
Time-resolved magneto-optical imaging of laser-excited rare-earth orthoferrite (SmPr)FeO3 demonstrates that a single 60 fs circularly polarized laser pulse is capable of creating a magnetic domain on a picosecond time scale with a magnetization direction determined by the helicity of light. Depending on the light intensity and sample temperature, pulses of(More)
In spite of the fact that inversion is a symmetry operation of both the crystalline and the magnetic lattice of NiO, second harmonic generation (SHG) has been observed below the Néel temperature. A spectroscopic study shows that the signal is due to combined magnetic-dipole and electric-dipole transitions between the (3d)(8) levels of the Ni(2+) ion in the(More)
Polarization-dependent excitation of coherent spin precession by 150 fs linearly polarized laser pulses is observed in the easy-plane antiferromagnet FeBO3. We show that the mechanism of excitation is impulsive stimulated Raman scattering. This process is shown to be determined not only by the magneto-optical constants of the material, but also by the(More)