Ultrafast optical manipulation of magnetic order

@article{Kirilyuk2010UltrafastOM,
  title={Ultrafast optical manipulation of magnetic order},
  author={Andrei Kirilyuk and Alexey V. Kimel and Th. Rasing},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={82},
  pages={2731-2784}
}
The interaction of subpicosecond laser pulses with magnetically ordered materials has developed into a fascinating research topic in modern magnetism. From the discovery of subpicosecond demagnetization over a decade ago to the recent demonstration of magnetization reversal by a single 40 fs laser pulse, the manipulation of magnetic order by ultrashort laser pulses has become a fundamentally challenging topic with a potentially high impact for future spintronics, data storage and manipulation… 
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