We report the dynamic control of magnetization precession by light alone. A ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn)As epilayer was used for experiments. Amplitude of precession was modulated to a large extent by tuning the time interval between two successive optical pump pulses, which induced torques on magnetization through a nonthermal process. Nonlinear effect in precession motion was also discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)