Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
MA 41.3: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 15:30–15:45, HSZ 101
Reconfigurable nano-scale spin-wave directional coupler — •Qi Wang1, Philipp Pirro1, Roman Verba2, Andrei Slavin3, Burkard Hillebrands1, and Andrii V. Chumak1 — 1Fachbereich Physik and Landesforschungszentrum OPTIMAS, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern 67663, Germany — 2Institute of Magnetism, Kyiv 03680, Ukraine — 3Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Spin-wave wavelengths are orders of magnitude smaller than those of electromagnetic waves of the same frequency, and thus, allow for the design of nano-scaled devices for processing of analog as well as digital data. Crossing structures are a prerequisite for the realization of complex integrated two-dimensional spin-wave circuits. A simple X-type crossing does not satisfy the requirements at the nanometer scale. In this work, we study the coupling of spin waves in parallel- and anti-parallel-magnetized nano-scaled waveguides with a gap using micromagnetic simulations. A corresponding analytic theory is developed. The insulator material yttrium iron garnet (YIG) is studied due to its intrinsically low spin-wave damping. Our results show that a spin wave excited in one waveguide transfers all its energy into the second waveguide after the propagation of a certain distance. This can be utilized to cross two magnonic conduits without interaction, as a power divider, or as a frequencies separator.
This research has been supported by ERC Starting Grant 678309 MagnonCircuit.