Symmetry analysis of magneto-optical effects: The case of x-ray diffraction and x-ray absorption at the transition metal L2,3 edge

  title={Symmetry analysis of magneto-optical effects: The case of x-ray diffraction and x-ray absorption at the transition metal L2,3 edge},
  author={Maurits W. Haverkort and Nils Hollmann and Ingo Krug and Akihiro Tanaka},
  journal={Physical Review B},
A general symmetry analysis of the optical conductivity or scattering tensor is presented and used to rewrite the conductivity tensor as a sum of linear independent spectra multiplied by simple functions depending on the local magnetization direction. This allows one to describe the full, magnetization directional dependent, magneto-optical response of a system in arbitrary symmetry by only a few linear independent fundamental spectral functions. Using this formalism, we discuss the azimuthal… 

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