"Terahertz-driven magnetism dynamics in the orthoferrite DyFeO3"

A. H. M. Reid: Th. Rasing, R. V. Pisarev, H. A. Dürr and M. C. Hoffmann; Applied Physics Letters, 02/23/15.

Additional Authors: Th. Rasing, R. V. Pisarev, H. A. Dürr and M. C. Hoffmann

Abstract:

Terahertz (THz) driven magnetization dynamics are explored in the orthoferrite DyFeO. 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.