Near-field imaging of ultrathin magnetic films with in-plane magnetization

W Dickson, S Takahashi, R Pollard, R Atkinson, A V Zayats

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A new approach to near-field magneto-optical imaging was developed capable of visualization of in-plane magnetization of ultrathin magnetic structures. The approach relies on the magneto-optical effect specific for thin magnetic layers and employs near-field transmission measurements of longitudinal and/or transverse magneto-optical effect arising from the presence of thin film interfaces. The near-field magneto-optical contrast of in-plane domain structure of ultrathin Co film has been demonstrated in different polarization configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003


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