We have found that there is a narrow but distinct window in oxygen pressure for growing phase-pure epitaxial EuO films by a pulsed laser deposition. With finely decreasing the oxygen pressure, the electrical property is varied from insulating to metallic with an enhancement in Curie temperature from 70 to 120 K. The anomalous Hall contribution was clearly observed in Hall resistance at 5 K in the highest electron density sample. The saturated anomalous Hall conductivity (0.2 S/cm) is rather high in comparison with those of the other ferromagnetic oxides, probably due to strong spin-orbit coupling in EuO.
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