All-Optical Switching of Magnetization

From Fundamentals to Nanoscale Recording

Authored by: Andrei Kirilyuk , Alexey V. Kimel , Theo Rasing

Spintronics Handbook: Spin Transport and Magnetism, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781498769525
eBook ISBN: 9780429423079
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All-optical switching (AOS) of magnetization has recently emerged as a fascinating discovery with both fundamental and applied aspects. The latter, however, depends on our ability to demonstrate the nanoscale realization of this phenomenon. Apart from the intrinsic material-related behavior of AOS, two more practical problems need to be solved. First of all, this is the focusing of light into a nanometer-sized spot. Second, this is the stability of the written domain. This chapter reviews the various aspects of the nanoscale realization of the AOS, demonstra ting reproducible all-optical magnetic recording down to 50 nm.

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