Thursday, June 8, 2017

Abstract-Terahertz-driven magnetism dynamics in the orthoferrite DyFeO3

Terahertz driven magnetization dynamics are explored in the orthoferrite DyFeO3. A high-field, single cycle THz pulse is used to excite magnon modes in the crystal together with other resonances. Both quasi-ferromagnetic and quasi-antiferromagnetic magnon modes are excited and appear in time-resolved measurements of the Faraday rotation. Other modes are also observed in the measurements of the time-resolved linear birefringence. Analysis of the excitation process reveals that despite larger than expected electro-optical susceptibility it is mainly the THz magnetic field that couples to the quasi-ferromagnetic and quasi-antiferromagnetic magnon branches.

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