The ultrafast dynamics in (100)-oriented BiFeO 3 thin films were studied from 20 K to 300 K by using the dual-color femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy, which were performed by the 400 nm (3.1 eV) pump pulses above the energy gap of 2.67 eV and the 800 nm (1.55 eV) probe pulses below the energy gap of 2.67 eV. From the temperature-dependent transient reflectivity changes (ΔR/R), the anomalous changes were clearly observed below 200 K caused by magnons. Thus, the femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy could unambiguously reveal the magnetization dynamics in BiFeO 3 with strong magnetoelectric coupling.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics