Large amplitude magnetization dynamics and the suppression of edge modes in a single nanomagnet
Keatley, Paul Steven
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics
Large amplitude magnetization dynamics of a single square nanomagnet have been studied by time-resolved Kerr microscopy. Experimental spectra revealed that only a single mode was excited for all bias field values. Micromagnetic simulations demonstrate that at larger pulsed field amplitudes the center mode dominates the dynamic response while the edge mode is almost completely suppressed. Controlled suppression of edge modes in a single nanomagnet has potential applications in the operation of nanoscale spin transfer torque oscillators and bistable switching devices for which the amplitude of the magnetization trajectory is often large and a more uniform dynamic response is desirable.
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Vol. 98 (8), article 082506