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Title: Gate-Controllable Magneto-optic Kerr Effect in Layered Collinear Antiferromagnets

Abstract

In this paper, using symmetry arguments and a tight-binding model, we show that for layered collinear antiferromagnets, magneto-optic effects can be generated and manipulated by controlling crystal symmetries through a gate voltage. This provides a promising route for electric field manipulation of the magneto-optic effects without modifying the underlying magnetic structure. We further demonstrate the gate control of the magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) in bilayer MnPSe 3 using first-principles calculations. Finally, the field-induced inversion symmetry breaking effect leads to gate-controllable MOKE, whose direction of rotation can be switched by the reversal of the gate voltage.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1337818
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1337449
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; FA9550-12-1-0479; FA9550-14-1-0277; EFRI-1433496
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Sivadas, Nikhil, Okamoto, Satoshi, and Xiao, Di. Gate-Controllable Magneto-optic Kerr Effect in Layered Collinear Antiferromagnets. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.267203.
Sivadas, Nikhil, Okamoto, Satoshi, & Xiao, Di. Gate-Controllable Magneto-optic Kerr Effect in Layered Collinear Antiferromagnets. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.267203.
Sivadas, Nikhil, Okamoto, Satoshi, and Xiao, Di. Fri . "Gate-Controllable Magneto-optic Kerr Effect in Layered Collinear Antiferromagnets". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.267203. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337818.
@article{osti_1337818,
title = {Gate-Controllable Magneto-optic Kerr Effect in Layered Collinear Antiferromagnets},
author = {Sivadas, Nikhil and Okamoto, Satoshi and Xiao, Di},
abstractNote = {In this paper, using symmetry arguments and a tight-binding model, we show that for layered collinear antiferromagnets, magneto-optic effects can be generated and manipulated by controlling crystal symmetries through a gate voltage. This provides a promising route for electric field manipulation of the magneto-optic effects without modifying the underlying magnetic structure. We further demonstrate the gate control of the magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) in bilayer MnPSe3 using first-principles calculations. Finally, the field-induced inversion symmetry breaking effect leads to gate-controllable MOKE, whose direction of rotation can be switched by the reversal of the gate voltage.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.267203},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}

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