Magnetization reversal via successive ballistic rotation caused by an application of alternative field temporally varying within a relaxation time limit has been numerically investigated. As the Gilbert damping constant is smaller than 0.03, a pronounced beat appears in the temporal evolution of rotating angle of magnetization. The amplitude of the rotating angle at the first peak of the beat is larger than that achieved in the stable ferromagnetic resonance, so that the magnetization reversal occurred at the first peak of the beat. Consequently, subnanosecond switching of magnetization is realized even though a ferromagnetic resonant phenomenon is utilized to enhance the rotating angle of magnetization. In such a switching scheme, it is most important to optimize the frequency of the alternating field to ensure a practical margin of the operation current creating the switching field.
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