Advances in coherent coupling between magnons and acoustic phonons

Yi Li, Chenbo Zhao, Wei Zhang, Axel Hoffmann, Valentyn Novosad

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The interaction between magnetic and acoustic excitations has recently inspired many interdisciplinary studies ranging from fundamental physics to circuit implementation. Specifically, the exploration of their coherent interconversion enabled via the magnetoelastic coupling opens a new playground combining straintronics and spintronics and provides a unique platform for building up on-chip coherent information processing networks with miniaturized magnonic and acoustic devices. In this Perspective, we will focus on the recent progress of magnon-phonon coupled dynamic systems, including materials, circuits, imaging, and new physics. In particular, we highlight the unique features such as nonreciprocal acoustic wave propagation and strong coupling between magnons and phonons in magnetic thin-film systems, which provide a platform for their coherent manipulation and transduction. We will also review the frontiers of surface acoustic wave resonators in coherent quantum transduction and discuss how the novel acoustic circuit design can be applied in microwave spintronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number060902
JournalAPL Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering

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