Light-driven ultrafast phonomagnetism

  title={Light-driven ultrafast phonomagnetism},
  author={Dmytro Afanasiev and Jorrit R. Hortensius and Boris A. Ivanov and A. Sasani and Eric Bousquet and Yaroslav M. Blanter and Rostislav V. Mikhaylovskiy and Alexey V. Kimel and Andrea D. Caviglia},
  journal={arXiv: Strongly Correlated Electrons},
Exciting atomic oscillations with light is a powerful technique to control the electronic properties of materials, leading to remarkable phenomena such as light-induced superconductivity and ultrafast insulator to metal transitions. Here we show that light-driven lattice vibrations can be utilised to encode efficiently spin information in a magnetic medium. Intense mid-infrared electric field pulses, tuned to resonance with a vibrational normal mode of antiferromagnetic DyFeO3, drive the… 

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