Deterministic control of an antiferromagnetic spin arrangement using ultrafast optical excitation

  title={Deterministic control of an antiferromagnetic spin arrangement using ultrafast optical excitation},
  author={Yaov William Windsor and Arthur Ernst and Kurt Kummer and Kristin Kliemt and Christian Schussler-Langeheine and Niko Pontius and Urs Staub and Evgueni V Chulkov and Cornelius Krellner and Denis V. Vyalikh and Laurenz Rettig},
  journal={Communications Physics},
A central prospect of antiferromagnetic spintronics is to exploit magnetic properties that are unavailable with ferromagnets. However, this poses the challenge of accessing such properties for readout and control. To this end, light-induced manipulation of the transient ground state, e.g. by changing the magnetic anisotropy potential, opens promising pathways towards ultrafast deterministic control of antiferromagnetism. Here, we use this approach to trigger a coherent rotation of the entire… Expand
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