The effect of quadratic magneto-optical coupling on one-magnon light scattering from ferrimagnets

M. G. Cottam, A. F. Khater

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Calculations are presented for the temperature dependence of one-magnon light scattering from two-sublattice ferrimagnets. The scattering Hamiltonians is taken to include linear and quadratic magneto-optical coupling terms. This represents an extension of recent work in which only the linear magneto-optical coupling was considered in calculating the scattered intensities for ferrimagnets. The theory is applied to YIG for which the quadratic magneto-optical coupling is known to be important, and comparison is made with the available light scattering data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017
Pages (from-to)4419-4424
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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