Excitation of microwaveguide modes by a stripe antenna

V.E. Demidov, Mikhail Kostylev, K. Rott, P. Krzysteczko, G. Reiss, S.O. Demokritov

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    Abstract

    We have studied experimentally the excitation of propagating spin-wave modes of a microscopic Permalloy-film waveguide by a stripe antenna. We show that due to the strong quantization of the spin-wave spectrum, the excitation of particular modes has essentially different frequency dependencies leading to a nonmonotonous variation of the modulation depth of the resulting spin-wave beam as a function of the excitation frequency. In addition, we address the effect of nonreciprocity of spin-wave excitation and found that for the case of Permalloy microwaveguides this effect is much weaker pronounced than for waveguides made from dielectric magnetic films with low saturation magnetization.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)Article number 112509, 3pp
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume95
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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