Current-induced modulation of backward spin-waves in metallic microstructures

Nana Sato, Seo Won Lee, Kyung Jin Lee, Koji Sekiguchi

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We performed a propagating spin-wave spectroscopy for backward spin-waves in ferromagnetic metallic microstructures in the presence of electric-current. Even with the smaller current injection of 5 × 1010 A m-2 into ferromagnetic microwires, the backward spinwaves exhibit a gigantic 200 MHz frequency shift and a 15% amplitude change, showing 60 times larger modulation compared to previous reports. Systematic experiments by measuring dependences on a film thickness of mirowire, on the wave-vector of spin-wave, and on the magnitude of bias field, we revealed that for the backward spin-waves a distribution of internal magnetic field generated by electric-current efficiently modulates the frequency and amplitude of spin-waves. The gigantic frequency and amplitude changes were reproduced by a micromagnetics simulation, predicting that the current-injection of 5 × 1011 A m-2 allows 3 GHz frequency shift. The effective coupling between electric-current and backward spinwaves has a potential to build up a logic control method which encodes signals into the phase and amplitude of spin-waves. The metallic magnonics cooperating with electronics could suggest highly integrated magnonic circuits both in Boolean and non-Boolean principles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094004
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 6


  • magnon
  • magnonics
  • spin waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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