Formation of Guided Spin-Wave Bullets in Ferrimagnetic Film Stripes

A.A. Serga, Mikhail Kostylev, B. Hillebrands

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    The formation of quasi-2D nonlinear spin-wave eigenmodes in longitudinally magnetized stripes of a ferrimagnetic film, the so-called guided spin-wave bullets, was experimentally observed by using time- and space-resolved Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy and confirmed by numerical simulation. They represent stable spin-wave packets propagating along a waveguide structure, for which both transversal instability and interaction with the side edges of the waveguide are important. The experiments and the numerical simulation of the evolution of the spin-wave excitations show that the shape of the formed packets and their behavior are strongly influenced by the confinement conditions. The discovery of these modes demonstrates the existence of quasistable nonlinear solutions in the transition regime between one-dimensional and two-dimensional wave packet propagation.© 2008 The American Physical Society
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)online - approx 5-20pp
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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