Light-Induced Anisotropic Skyrmion and Stripe Phases in a Rashba Ferromagnet

Dmitry Yudin, Dmitry R. Gulevich, Mikhail Titov

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Abstract

An external off-resonant pumping is proposed as a tool to control the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) in ferromagnetic layers with strong spin-orbit coupling. Combining theoretical analysis with numerical simulations for an s-d-like model, we demonstrate that linearly polarized off-resonant light may help stabilize novel noncollinear magnetic phases by inducing a strong anisotropy of the DMI. We also investigate how with the application of electromagnetic pumping one can control the stability, shape, and size of individual Skyrmions to make them suitable for potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number147202
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

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