All-optical probe of sub-THz spin precession in a L10 MnGa nanolayer

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Abstract

We measured an all-optical time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect for L10 MnGa ultrathin films fabricated with a low-temperature hetero-epitaxy technique. Spin precession was observed with a frequency over 0.1 THz due to a large perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) field of ∼3 T. The effective Gilbert damping constant α eff was sensitive to the deposition temperature. A minimum value of α eff of 0.017 was observed, which was about twice as large as that reported for much thicker films of MnGa with high chemical ordering but was comparable to those reported in other nanometer-thick PMA material films.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043003
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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