Determination of effective optical constants of magnetic multilayers

M. N. Deeter, D. Sarid, C. D. England, W. R. Bennett, Charles M Falco

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The effective optical and magneto-optical constants of a series of Cu/Co multilayer films are determined experimentally and compared with a theoretical thin-film model based on the bulk optical constants of Cu and Co. In the multilayer series, the atomic percentages of Cu and Co were kept fixed and the period varied from 0.4 to 13.6 nm. Deviations from bulk-like behavior in the effective optical constants are observed for multilayers with periods less than 3 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2059-2061
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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