The ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) properties of submicron-scale Ni 81Fe19/Cu/ Ni81Fe19 trilayered dots were investigated for application in programable microwave absorbers for broadband filter devices. The trilayered dot shows binary FMR frequencies, depending on the relative orientation of magnetization in the top and the bottom magnetic layers. A parallel configuration of magnetization, which exhibits a lower FMR frequency than that for an antiparallel configuration, can be metastable as the lateral aspect ratio of the dot is larger than the threshold value governed by the Cu layer thickness. The difference in the FMR frequencies between the parallel and antiparallel configurations is gradually decreased with elongation of the dot. This is associated with the suppression of the magnetostatic coupling energy that stabilizes the antiparallel configuration. It was also found that the magnetic configurations can be programed by the selective application of easy- and hard-axis magnetic fields used to saturate the magnetization. This is an appropriate manner to realize the antiparallel configuration of magnetization in the case of a dot with a plural stack of magnetic layers with the same coercive field.
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