Effects of an adjacent metal surface on spin wave propagation

Jonathan Trossman*, Jinho Lim, Wonbae Bang, J. B. Ketterson, C. C. Tsai, S. J. Lee

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We experimentally investigate and model the effects of a copper surface adjacent to a surface on which spin waves propagate in a thin film of yttrium iron garnet (YIG). Investigation was performed using a phase detection method, which can map out the spin wave velocity as a function wavevector for small wavevector with high resolution. This velocity is in good agreement with a simple model and allows for extraction of the separation between the YIG film and the copper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number056024
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2018

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    Trossman, J., Lim, J., Bang, W., Ketterson, J. B., Tsai, C. C., & Lee, S. J. (2018). Effects of an adjacent metal surface on spin wave propagation. AIP Advances, 8(5), [056024]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5007253