Abstract

The speed of magnetization switching is a key feature in next generation magnetic storage devices. The ongoing pursue towards faster magnetization control has triggered the development of laser sources at terahertz frequencies. In fact pulses in this spectral range are more suited than optical laser for coherent magnetization excitation by Zeeman precession [1]. The recent advent of THz pulses with field strength up to several Teslas [2] opens novel opportunities to drive ultrafast magnetization dynamics in the strong-field regime, which is different from the commonly used optical lasers where the magnetization control is mediated by heat deposition [3].

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