Magnonic Hong-Ou-Mandel effect

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We carried out numerical simulations of propagation of spin waves (magnons in quantum language) in an yttrium-iron garnet film. The numerical model is based on an original formalism. We demonstrated that a potential barrier for magnons, created by an Oersted field of a dc current flowing through a wire sitting on top of the film, can act as an electrically controlled partly transparent mirror for the magnons. We found that the mirror transparency can be set to 50% by properly adjusting the current strength, thus creating a semitransparent mirror. A strong Hong-Ou-Mandel effect for single magnons is expected in this configuration. The effect must be seen as two single magnons, launched simultaneously into the film from two transducers located from the opposite sides of the mirror, creating a two-microwave-photon state at the output port of one of the transducers. The probability of seeing those two-photon states at the output port of either transducer must be the same for both transducers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134416
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2023

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