Longitudinal Kerr effect in ultrathin Fe films on Pd(100)

A. Vernes, I. Reichl, P. Weinberger, L. Szunyogh, C. Sommers

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Based on Luttinger's formulation the complex optical conductivity tensor of ultrathin films of Fe on Pd(100) is calculated by means of the spin-polarized relativistic screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method using a contour integration technique. For longitudinal geometry and oblique incidence ab initio Kerr spectra are then obtained via a 2 X 2 matrix technique that takes into account all multiple reflections between layers and optical interferences. The obtained results are in very good agreement with the available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195407
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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