333 research outputs found

    Generation of pulse trains by current-controlled magnetic mirrors

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    The evolution of a spin-wave packet trapped between two direct current-carrying wires placed on the surface of a ferrite film is observed by Brillouin light scattering. The wires act as semi-transparent mirrors confining the packet. Because the spin-wave energy partially passes through these mirrors, trains of spin-wave packets are generated outside the trap. A numerical model of this process is presented and applied to the case when the current in the wires is dynamically controlled. This dynamical control of the mirror reflectivity provides new functionalities interesting for the field of spin-wave logic like that of a spin-wave memory cell.Comment: 4 pages, 3 figure

    Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence

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    The effect of a random phase screen on laser beam wander in a turbulent atmosphere is studied theoretically. The method of photon distribution function is used to describe the photon kinetics of both weak and strong turbulence. By bringing together analytical and numerical calculations, we have obtained the variance of beam centroid deflections caused by scattering on turbulent eddies. It is shown that an artificial distortion of the initial coherence of the radiation can be used to decrease the wandering effect. The physical mechanism responsible for this reduction and applicability of our approach are discussed.Comment: 16 pages, 5 figure

    Scattering of backward spin waves in a one-dimensional magnonic crystal

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    Scattering of backward volume magnetostatic spin waves from a one-dimensional magnonic crystal, realized by a grating of shallow grooves etched into the surface of an yttrium-iron garnet film, was experimentally studied. Rejection frequency bands were clearly observed. The rejection efficiency and the frequency width of the rejection bands increase with increasing groove depth. A theoretical model based on the analogy of a spin-wave film-waveguide with a microwave transmission line was used to interpret the obtained experimental results.Comment: 4 pages, 3 figure

    Non-resonant wave front reversal of spin waves used for microwave signal processing

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    It is demonstrated that non-resonant wave front reversal (WFR) of spin-wave pulses caused by pulsed parametric pumping can be effectively used for microwave signal processing. When the frequency band of signal amplification by pumping is narrower than the spectral width of the signal, the non-resonant WFR can be used for the analysis of the signal spectrum. In the opposite case the non-resonant WFR can be used for active (with amplification) filtering of the input signal.Comment: 4 pages, 3 figure