Layer-resolved magneto-optical kerr effect in semi-infinite inhomogeneous layered systems

A. Vernes, L. Szunyogh, P. Weinberger

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The contour integration technique applied to calculate the optical conductivity tensor at finite temperatures in the case of inhomogeneous surface layered systems within the framework of the spin-polarized relativistic screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker band structure method is extended to arbitrary polarizations of the electric field. It is shown that besides the inter-band contribution, the contour integration technique also accounts for the intra-band contribution. Introducing a layer-resolved complex Kerr angle, the importance of the first, non-magnetic buffer layer below the ferromagnetic surface on the magneto-optical Kerr effect in the Co

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-184
Number of pages18
JournalPhase Transitions
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Band structure calculations
  • Contour integration method
  • Layerresolved Kerr angles
  • Magneto-optical Kerr effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)

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