Excitation and reception of magnetostatic surface spin waves in thin conducting ferromagnetic films by coplanar microwave antennas. Part I: Theory

Charles Weiss, Matthieu Bailleul, Mikhail Kostylev

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A fully self-consistent model for the excitation and reception of magnetostatic surface waves in thin ferromagnetic films by a set of coplanar antennas was developed and implemented numerically. The model assumes that the ferromagnetic film is highly conducting and is interfaced with non-magnetic metallic films, but is also suitable for modeling magneto-insulating films. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction can be included at both interfaces of the ferromagnetic layer. The model calculates the coupling impedances between the different strips constituting the coplanar antennas. In some situations, this leads to a frequency non-reciprocity between counter-propagating waves even in the case of no asymmetry in the spin-wave dispersion relation. Several intermediate results of the model were checked numerically and the final output of the model, given as the scattering parameters, S11, S12, and S21 of the antenna system, were in good agreement with previous experimental studies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number170103
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

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