Optical and magneto-optical properties of gadolinium

Sapan Mohan Saini*, Nirpendra Singh, Tashi Nautiyal, Sushil Auluck

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We report calculations of the optical and magneto-optical properties of elemental rare earth gadolinium using the full potential linear augmented plane wave method and including spin-orbit coupling. Calculations are performed within the local spin density approximation (LSDA) and Coulomb corrected local spin density approximation (LSDA+U). While LSDA+U gives better agreement for density of states and magnetic moments, a comparison with the experimental data shows that both LSDA and LSDA+U are at par in representing the diagonal components of the optical conductivity. For the much smaller off-diagonal components, interestingly, the LSDA results have an edge over the LSDA+U results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033523
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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