Magnonic beam splitter: The building block of parallel magnonic circuitry
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics
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We demonstrate a magnonic beam splitter that works by inter-converting magnetostatic surface and backward-volume spin waves propagating in orthogonal sections of a T-shaped yttrium iron garnet structure. The inter-conversion is enabled by the overlap of the surface and volume spin wave bands. This overlap results from the demagnetising field induced along the transversely magnetised section(-s) of the structure and the quantization of the transverse wave number of the propagating spin waves (which are therefore better described as waveguide modes). In agreement with numerical micromagnetic simulations, our Brillouin light scattering imaging experiments reveal that, depending on the frequency, the incident fundamental waveguide magnonic modes may also be converted into higher order waveguide modes. The magnonic beam splitter demonstrated here is an important step towards the development of parallel logic circuitry of magnonics.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Project No. 14-07-00273), the Grant from Russian Science Foundation (Project No. 14-19-00760), the Scholarship of the President of Russian Federation (SP-313.2015.5), and from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom (Project Nos. EP/L019876/1 and EP/P505526/1).
American Institute of Physics, 2015, Vol. 106, 192406