We have investigated the ultrafast spin and charge dynamics in the course of a photoinduced phase transition from an insulator with short-range charge order and orbital order (OO) to a ferromagnetic metal in perovskite-type Gd0.55Sr0.45MnO3. Transient reflectivity changes suggest that the metallic state is formed just after the photoirradiation and decays within ∼1ps. The magnetization, however, increases with the time constant of 0.5 ps and decays in ∼10ps. The relatively slow increase of the magnetization is attributable to the magnetic-field-induced alignment of ferromagnetic domains in the initially produced metallic state and its slow decay to the partial recovery of the OO.
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