Magnonic spin-wave modes in CoFeB antidot lattices

Ulrichs, Henning; Lenk, Benjamin; Münzenberg, Markus
August 2010
Applied Physics Letters;8/30/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 9, p092506
Academic Journal
In this paper time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect experiments on structured CoFeB films are presented. The geometries considered are two dimensional square lattices of micrometer-sized antidots, fabricated by a focused ion beam. The spin-wave spectra of these magnonic crystals show a precessional mode, which can be related to a Bloch state at the zone boundary. Additionally, another magnetic mode of different nature appears, whose frequency displays no dependence on the externally applied magnetic field. These findings are interpreted as delocalized and localized modes, respectively.


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