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Collective Vortex Modes in Magnonic Crystals: Multipolar Effects on Dispersion Curves

By F. Montoncello and L. Giovannini


It has been recently demonstrated through calculations [1] how collective vortex modes in magnonic crystals can dramatically change their propagation properties as soon as a bias field is applied. Clearly, this fact is potentially helpful in the perspective of magnonic-spin-logic devices, in which the propagation/steadiness of the information carrier (“magnon”) can be given a different binary digit. Employing the dynamical matrix method, we performed calculations on a squared 2D lattice of dots in the vortex state, varying the in-plane wavevector components to investigate the first Brillouin zone. We computed the dispersion relations for gyrotropic, azimuthal and radial modes. We discuss the dynamical coupling of modes with different cell wavefunctions, which is not purely dipolar as for the modes in saturated states: multipolar contributions are often necessary, and determine the dependence of the bandwidth of a given mode on the lattice parameter. We also discuss how the circular polarization of the modes depends on the Bloch wavevector k and changer as k is changed. When considering a bias magnetic field, in the equilibrium configuration the vortex core sets off the center of the disk: for a class of modes, propagation along the direction of the applied field is slowed down, while perpendicular to the applied field is speeded up. This work was supported by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement n°n°228673 (MAGNONICS). [1] F. Montoncello and L. Giovannini, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 182406 (2012)

Topics: magnonic crystals, vortex-state, spin wave dispersion
Publisher: European Physical Journal Web of Conferences
Year: 2013
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