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Temperature-Dependent Terahertz Emission from Co/Mn2Au Spintronic Bilayers

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Recently, ferromagnetic/nonmagnetic heavy metal heterostructures have been intensively investigated as terahertz (THz) emitters. The interconversion of spin-to-charge dynamics plays a central role for efficient emission of THz electromagnetic pulses. However, a direct observation of spin–charge interconversion in antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials occurring on the sub-picosecond time scale remains a challenge. Herein, the magnetic-field-, pump-fluence-, and polarization-dependent THz emission behaviors by a femtosecond optical pump in cobalt (Co)/Mn2Au nanometer heterostructure are experimentally investigated. The Co/Mn2Au bilayer generates sizable THz signals, whereas the Mn2Au/Pt bilayer does not show any THz emission. In addition, the thickness- and temperature-dependent THz emission measurements indicate a direct relation between the THz amplitude and the conductivity of AFM Mn2Au layer. The results obtained will not only promote the fundamental understanding of ultrafast spin–charge interconversion in Co/Mn2Au heterostructures, but also provide a possibility of spectroscopic-based spin current detector at THz-frequency range.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Ni, Y., Jin, Z., Song, B., Zhou, X., Chen, H., Song, C., . . . Zhuang, S. (2021). Temperature-Dependent Terahertz Emission from Co/Mn2Au Spintronic Bilayers. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 15(10). doi:10.1002/pssr.202100290

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85111707336

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 10

Abstract


  • Recently, ferromagnetic/nonmagnetic heavy metal heterostructures have been intensively investigated as terahertz (THz) emitters. The interconversion of spin-to-charge dynamics plays a central role for efficient emission of THz electromagnetic pulses. However, a direct observation of spin–charge interconversion in antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials occurring on the sub-picosecond time scale remains a challenge. Herein, the magnetic-field-, pump-fluence-, and polarization-dependent THz emission behaviors by a femtosecond optical pump in cobalt (Co)/Mn2Au nanometer heterostructure are experimentally investigated. The Co/Mn2Au bilayer generates sizable THz signals, whereas the Mn2Au/Pt bilayer does not show any THz emission. In addition, the thickness- and temperature-dependent THz emission measurements indicate a direct relation between the THz amplitude and the conductivity of AFM Mn2Au layer. The results obtained will not only promote the fundamental understanding of ultrafast spin–charge interconversion in Co/Mn2Au heterostructures, but also provide a possibility of spectroscopic-based spin current detector at THz-frequency range.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Ni, Y., Jin, Z., Song, B., Zhou, X., Chen, H., Song, C., . . . Zhuang, S. (2021). Temperature-Dependent Terahertz Emission from Co/Mn2Au Spintronic Bilayers. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 15(10). doi:10.1002/pssr.202100290

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85111707336

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 10