Nonlinear mode conversion in monodomain magnetic squares

Mikhail Kostylev, V.E. Demidov, U-H. Hansen, S.O. Demokritov

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    Modifications of the spatial distributions of dynamic magnetization corresponding to spin-wave eigenmodes of magnetic squares subjected to a strong microwave excitation field have been studied experimentally and theoretically. We show that an increase of the excitation power leads to nonlinear generation of long-wavelength spatial harmonics caused by the nonlinear cross coupling between the eigenmodes. The analysis of the experimental data shows that this process is mainly governed by the action of the nonlinear spin-wave damping. This conclusion is further supported by numerical calculations based on the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation, phenomenologically taking into account the nonlinear damping.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)online - approx 5-20pp
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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