Linear and quadratic magneto-optical Kerr Effect in ultrathin Fe(001) films

Abstract

The magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) is a widely employed technique for the characterization of ferromagnetic thin films. However, a quantitative analysis is usually hampered by the lacking knowledge of precise magneto-optical parameters. We report the thickness dependence (0–60 nm) of the linear and quadratic MOKE in epitaxial bcc-Fe(001) samples and extract a complete set of parameters for the quantitative description of the MOKE response of bcc-Fe(001).

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@inproceedings{Buchmeier2010LinearAQ, title={Linear and quadratic magneto-optical Kerr Effect in ultrathin Fe(001) films}, author={Matthias Buchmeier and Ren{\'e} Schreiber and Daniel E. B{\"{u}rgler and Claus Michael Schneider}, year={2010} }