Ultrafast ferromagnetic-paramagnetic phase transition in MnAs observed by second-harmonic generation

C. Lange, J. J. Dean, K. S. Burch, D. Rench, N. Samarth, H. M. Van Driel

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Abstract

We use second harmonic generation to observe an ultrafast magnetic phase transition in MnAs near room temperature following excitation by a 300 fs optical pulse; transition times are on the order of 10 ps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/1/115/6/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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