Variable angle spectroscopic magneto�optics and ellipsometry: Application to DyCo multilayers (abstract)

Thomas E. Tiwald, William A. Mcgahan, Z. S. Shan, Alan M. Massengale, John A. Woollam

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we describe the adaptation of a variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometer (VASE) to magneto�optic measurements covering 3000–8000 Å, and 0 to ±8 kOe. Second, we describe application of VASE to determine Kerr rotation and ellipticity for a series of Dy/Co multilayers prepared by sputter deposition. We report spectroscopic ellipsometric and Kerr effect results for samples exhibiting perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, since these are relevant as magneto�optic recording media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5769
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 1988

Keywords

  • COBALT ALLOYS
  • DYSPROSIUM ALLOYS
  • ELLIPSOMETRY
  • INTERFACES
  • KERR EFFECT
  • MAGNETIC PROPERTIES

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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