Optical control of the magnetic anisotropy of ferromagnetic bilayered manganites

S. Tomimoto, M. Matsubara, T. Ogasawara, H. Okamoto, T. Kimura, Y. Tokura

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Optical manipulation of the magnetic anisotropy is demonstrated for bilayered manganites, La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7, by means of femtosecond Kerr-rotation measurements. Upon the photoexcitation on the x=0.32 crystal, the magnetization exhibits the precessional motion for about 1 ns, revealing the directional change of the magnetocrystalline anisotropy from the c axis to the ab plane. This change of the anisotropy induces the nonthermal decrease of the c-axis magnetization component for about 1 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017402
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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