Influence of laser-excited electron distributions on the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectra: Implications for femtosecond demagnetization in Ni

@inproceedings{Carva2009InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of laser-excited electron distributions on the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectra: Implications for femtosecond demagnetization in Ni},
  author={K Carva and Dominik Legut and Peter M. Oppeneer},
  year={2009}
}
In pump-probe experiments an intensive laser pulse creates non-equilibrium excited-electron distributions in the first few hundred femtoseconds after the pulse. The influence of non-equilibrium electron distributions caused by a pump laser on the apparent X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) signal of Ni is investigated theoretically here for the first time, considering electron distributions immediately after the pulse as well as thermalized ones, that are not in equilibrium with the… CONTINUE READING