We demonstrate that micrometer-scale spin waves can be excited in a thin film of the ferrimagnetic material yttrium iron garnet (YIG) using patterned, multi-element antennas. The magnitude of the dynamic magnetic field generated by such antennas decays exponentially along the thickness direction, and this leads to an enhanced coupling to modes having a surface-like character as opposed to a more sinusoidal bulk-like character. We have used this property to identify spin waves having a mixed bulk/surface character.
- Dipole-exchange spin wave
- multi-element antenna
- surface mode
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering