The nature of the ultrafast magnetic phase transition in nickel revealed by correlating EUV-MOKE and ARPES spectroscopies Conference Proceeding uri icon



  • By correlating time- and angle-resolved photoemission (Tr-ARPES) and time-resolved transverse- magneto-optical Kerr effect (Tr-TMOKE) measurements, both at extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths, we uncover the nature of the ultrafast photoinduced magnetic phase transition in Ni. This allows us to explain the ultrafast magnetic response of Ni at all laser fluences - from a small reduction of the magnetization at low laser fluences, to complete quenching at high laser fluences. We provide an alternative explanation to the fluence-dependent recovery timescales commonly observed in ultrafast magneto-optical spectroscopies on ferromagnets: it is due to the bulk-averaging effect and different depths of sample exhibit distinct dynamics, depending on whether a magnetic phase transition is induced. We also show evidence of two competing channels with two distinct timescales in the recovery process, that suggest the presence of coexisting phases in the material.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019

Full Author List

  • Tao Z; You W; Tengdin P; Chen C; Shi X; Zusin D; Zhang Y; Gentry C; Blonsky A; Keller M

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  • 04002

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