Role of electron and phonon temperatures in the helicity-independent all-optical switching of GdFeCo

@article{Gorchon2016RoleOE,
  title={Role of electron and phonon temperatures in the helicity-independent all-optical switching of GdFeCo},
  author={Jon Gorchon and Richard B. Wilson and Yang Yang and Akshay Pattabi and Junyang Chen and Li He and Jianping Wang and Mo Li and Jeffrey Bokor},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={184406}
}
Author(s): Gorchon, J; Wilson, RB; Yang, Y; Pattabi, A; Chen, JY; He, L; Wang, JP; Li, M; Bokor, J | Abstract: ©2016 American Physical Society. Ultrafast optical heating of the electrons in ferrimagnetic metals can result in all-optical switching (AOS) of the magnetization. Here we report quantitative measurements of the temperature rise of GdFeCo thin films during helicity-independent AOS. Critical switching fluences are obtained as a function of the initial temperature of the sample and for… 

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