C. Dubs

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Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect (4)
 
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The magnetic insulator Yttrium Iron Garnet can be grown with exceptional quality, has a ferrimagnetic transition temperature of nearly 600 K, and is used in microwave and spintronic devices that can operate at room temperature. The most accurate prior measurements of the magnon spectrum date back nearly 40 years, but cover only 3 of the lowest energy modes out of 20 distinct magnon branches. Here we have used time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering to measure the full magnon spectrum throughout the Brillouin zone. Read More

We investigate the temperature dependent microwave absorption spectrum of an yttrium iron garnet sphere as a function of temperature (5 K to 300 K) and frequency (3 GHz to 43.5 GHz). At temperatures above 100 K, the magnetic resonance linewidth increases linearly with temperature and shows a Gilbert-like linear frequency dependence. Read More

We demonstrate experimentally that a thermal gradient in a nanostructured YIG(66 nm)/Pt(7 nm) bilayer can trigger coherent spin dynamics in the YIG layer due to a spin Seebeck effect (SSE) induced spin-transfer torque (STT). The experiment is performed on a 4 {\mu}m long and 475 nm wide YIG/Pt nanowire at room temperature. Magnetization precession is excited by applying 50 ns long dc pulses to the structure, and detected using Brillouin light scattering (BLS) spectroscopy. Read More

The magnetostatic mode (MSM) spectrum of a 300$\mu$m diameter single crystalline sphere of yttrium iron garnet is investigated using broadband ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). The individual MSMs are identified via their characteristic dispersion relations and the corresponding mode number tuples $(nmr)$ are assigned. Taking FMR data over a broad frequency and magnetic field range allows to analyze both the Gilbert damping parameter~$\alpha$ and the inhomogeneous line broadening contribution to the total linewidth of the MSMs separately. Read More

Using liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) technique (111) yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films with thicknesses of ~100 nm and surface roughnesses as low as 0.3 nm have been grown as a basic material for spin-wave propagation experiments in microstructured waveguides. The continuously strained films exhibit nearly perfect crystallinity without significant mosaicity and with effective lattice misfits of delta a(perpendicular)/a(substrate) ~10-4 and below. Read More

We demonstrate optical detection of a broad spectrum of ferromagnetic excitations using nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in an ensemble of nanodiamonds. Our recently developed approach exploits a straightforward CW detection scheme using readily available diamond detectors, making it easily implementable. The NV center is a local detector, giving the technique spatial resolution, which here is defined by our laser spot, but in principle can be extended far into the nanoscale. Read More

The damping of spin waves parametrically excited in the magnetic insulator Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) is controlled by a dc current passed through an adjacent normal-metal film. The experiment is performed on a macroscopically sized YIG(100nm)/Pt(10nm) bilayer of 4x2 mm^2 lateral dimensions. The spin-wave relaxation frequency is determined via the threshold of the parametric instability measured by Brillouin light scattering (BLS) spectroscopy. Read More

Measurements of the exchange stiffness $D$ and the exchange constant $A$ of Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) films are presented. The YIG films with thicknesses from 0.9 $\mu$m to 2. Read More

We present an experimental study of spin-wave excitation and propagation in microstructured waveguides patterned from a 100 nm thick yttrium iron garnet (YIG)/platinum (Pt) bilayer. The life time of the spin waves is found to be more than an order of magnitude higher than in comparably sized metallic structures despite the fact that the Pt capping enhances the Gilbert damping. Utilizing microfocus Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy, we reveal the spin-wave mode structure for different excitation frequencies. Read More