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Spatial control of spin-wave modes in Ni80Fe20 antidot lattices by embedded Co nanodisks

Combined all-electrical spin-wave and micro-focused Brillouin light scattering spectroscopies have been used to study spin-wave eigenmodes in bicomponent lattices formed by periodic Co nanodisks introduced in nanotroughs etched into a thin Ni80Fe20 film. We find two characteristic spin-wave modes extending through the lattice perpendicular to the applied field. Their spatial positions depend crucially on the Co nanodisks as they reverse locally the polarity of the internal field. Embedded nanodisks are found to offer control of spin waves at nearly the same eigenfrequency in periodically patterned magnetic devices and magnonic crystals. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

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