Low-Loss Nanoscopic Spin-Wave Guiding in Continuous Yttrium Iron Garnet Films

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Abstract

Long-distance transport and control of spin waves through nanochannels is essential for integrated magnonic technology. Current strategies relying on the patterning of single-layer nano-waveguides suffer from a decline of the spin-wave decay length upon downscaling or require large magnetic bias field. Here, we introduce a new waveguiding structure based on low-damping continuous yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films. Rather than patterning the YIG film, we define nanoscopic spin-wave transporting channels within YIG by dipolar coupling to ferromagnetic metal nanostripes. The hybrid material structure offers long-distance transport of spin waves with a decay length of ∼20 μm in 160 nm wide waveguides over a broad frequency range at small bias field. We further evidence that spin waves can be redirected easily by stray-field-induced bends in continuous YIG films. The combination of low-loss spin-wave guiding and straightforward nanofabrication highlights a new approach toward the implementation of magnonic integrated circuits for spin-wave computing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5294-5300
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Volume22
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • magnonic waveguide
  • magnonics
  • spin-wave transport
  • yttrium iron garnet

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