Physics: Prof. dr. T.H.M. Rasing, University of Nijmegen: Controlling magnetism by light
|13 March 2008||FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Physics: Prof. dr. T.H.M. Rasing|
|Affiliation:||University of Nijmegen|
|Title:||Controlling magnetism by light|
The interaction of light with magnetic matter is well known: magneto optical Faraday or Kerr effects are frequently used to probe the magnetic state of materials. or manipulate the polarisation of light .
The inverse effects are less known but certainly as fascinating: with light one can manipulate matter, for example orient their spins. Using femtosecond laser pulses we have recently demonstrated that one can thus generate ultrashort and very strong (~Tesla’s) magnetic field pulses that provide unprecedented means for the generation, manipulation and coherent control of magnetic order on very short time scales.
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