Anisotropic Propagation and Damping of Spin Waves in a Nanopatterned Antidot Lattice
All-electrical spin-wave spectroscopy, Brillouin light scattering, as well as the magneto-optical Kerr effect are combined to study spin-wave propagation through a magnetic antidot lattice nanopatterned into a Ni80Fe20 thin film. The propagation velocities and, in particular, the relaxation are found to depend characteristically on the applied in-plane magnetic field. We explain the observed anisotropies by magnetic field-controlled spin-wave guiding in a network of interconnected nanowires which takes place over distances of up to 20 μm.
Record created on 2015-07-08, modified on 2016-08-09