Anisotropic Polar Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect of Ultrathin Fe/GaAs(001) Layers due to Interfacial Spin-Orbit Interaction.

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We report the observation of the anisotropic polar magneto-optical Kerr effect in thin layers of epitaxial Fe/GaAs(001) at room temperature. A clear twofold symmetry of the Kerr rotation angle depending on the orientation of the linear polarization of the probing laser beam with respect to the crystallographic directions of the sample is detected for… (More)

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@article{Buchner2016AnisotropicPM, title={Anisotropic Polar Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect of Ultrathin Fe/GaAs(001) Layers due to Interfacial Spin-Orbit Interaction.}, author={Martin Buchner and Petra Hoegl and Sebastian Putz and Martin Gmitra and Stefanie G{\"{u}nther and Matthias Schoen and Matthias Kronseder and Dieter Schuh and Dominique Bougeard and Jaroslav Fabian and Christian H Back}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2016}, volume={117 15}, pages={157202} }