Using a set of wave-vector-specific multielement antennas, we have characterized the dispersion of spin waves in an yttrium iron garnet film at submicron lengths and resolved the dispersion relations of multiple backward volume modes, particularly in the region of their minima. The techniques developed now facilitate the characterization of spin waves at length scales limited only by available lithography and at a spectral resolution that generally exceeds that of Brillouin scattering. The data obtained are in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions based on a model Hamiltonian.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics