A Versatile High-Magnification Kerr Magneto-Optic Microscope

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, Vol 11, Number 6
Year of Publication: 
1978
Authors: 
M Husni
Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technol., Univ. Coll., Cardiff, UK
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, An-Najah National University, Nablus. Palestine
A J Collins
Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technol., Univ. Coll., Cardiff, UK
R M Jones
Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technol., Univ. Coll., Cardiff, UK
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

A versatile high-magnification Kerr magnetooptic microscope and measuring system has been developed from a design based on a single objective lens. An analogue-to-digital signal recovery system enables measurements of surface magnetisation levels to be obtained at high magnification on well defined areas of less than 4 mu m*4 mu m on optically imperfect surfaces. Use of the equipment in the transverse, polar or longitudinal mode is possible and its application to dynamic magnetisation measurements (for example in bubble domain propagation elements) and static domain wall structures is described.