Magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic heterostructures offers a promising platform for electric-field control of magnonic devices based on low-power spin-wave transport. Here, electric-field manipulation of the amplitude and phase of propagating spin waves in a ferromagnetic Fe film on top of a ferroelectric BaTiO3 substrate is demonstrated experimentally. Electric-field effects in this composite material system are mediated by strain coupling between alternating ferroelectric stripe domains with in-plane and perpendicular polarization and fully correlated magnetic anisotropy domains with differing spin-wave transport properties. The propagation of spin waves across the strain-induced magnetic anisotropy domains of the Fe film is directly imaged and it is shown how reversible electric-field-driven motion of ferroelectric domain walls and pinned anisotropy boundaries turns the spin-wave signal on and off. Furthermore, linear electric-field tuning of the spin-wave phase by altering the width of strain-coupled stripe domains is demonstrated. The results provide a new route toward energy-efficient reconfigurable magnonics.
SormenjälkiSukella tutkimusaiheisiin 'Electric-Field Control of Propagating Spin Waves by Ferroelectric Domain-Wall Motion in a Multiferroic Heterostructure'. Ne muodostavat yhdessä ainutlaatuisen sormenjäljen.
- 4 Aktiivinen
01/09/2018 → 31/08/2022
Projekti: Academy of Finland: Other research funding