Field-dependent magneto-optical Kerr effect spectroscopy applied to the magnetic component diagnosis of a rubrene/Ni system

Wen Li, Michael Fronk, Manfred Albrecht, Mechthild Franke, Dietrich R. T. Zahn, Georgeta Salvan
2014 Optics Express  
Polar magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) spectroscopy in the energy range from 1.75 eV to 5 eV at different magnetic field strength was applied to study Ni nanostructures formed on rubrene nanoislands. The magnetic hysteresis curves measured by MOKE change the shape depending on the photon energy and therefore deviate from those measured by superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry. Similar optical effects were previously observed in inorganic heterostructures. Our
more » ... tions show that it correlates to the change in lineshape of the MOKE rotation and ellipticity spectra as a function of magnetic field strength. We show that this spectral dependence on magnetic field can be exploited to separate the contributions of two magnetic components to the magneto-optical spectra and hysteresis. The proposed model does not require the a priori knowledge of the (magneto-)optical constants of the heterostructure and its components.
doi:10.1364/oe.22.018454 pmid:25089464 fatcat:yvjugjfifnealeej4qqclmmily