Ultrafast demagnetization of Co 25Ni 75/Pt multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy at elevated temperatures
Journal of Applied Physics
American Institute of Physics
Ultrafast demagnetization has been studied in Si/Pt(160 Å)/[Co25Ni75(x)/Pt(8 Å)]20 (x = 3, 4.5, and 6 Å) multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy by magneto-optical pump-probe measurements in the polar geometry. Time-resolved measurements made in the saturated state showed that maximum demagnetization was achieved within 300 fs. Hysteresis loops were measured at a time delay of 1.3 ps for temperatures from 20 to 300 °C. The Curie temperature was found to increase from 150 to 250 °C with increasing Co25Ni75 thickness. By comparing the loops obtained with and without pump excitation, the increase in electron temperature due to the pump was estimated to be about 60 K.
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Vol. 97 (10), article 10A705