Optically induced spin disorder in YVO3

D.A. Mazurenko, A.A. Nugroho, T.T.M. Palstra, P.H.M. van Loosdrecht

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Yttrium vanadate (YVO3) is an interesting material for studying optically induced phase transitions because it exhibits a rich variety of coupled structural and correlated electronic phases. We show that optical excitation effectively decouples spin and magnetic order and results in rapid spin melting within 4 ps while orbital order survives for longer than 100 ps.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012045
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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