Microwave control of thermal-magnon spin transport

J. Liu*, F. Feringa, B. Flebus, L. J. Cornelissen, J. C. Leutenantsmeyer, R. A. Duine, B. J. van Wees

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We observe that an rf microwave field strongly influences the transport of incoherent thermal magnons in yttrium iron garnet. Ferromagnetic resonance in the nonlinear regime suppresses thermal magnon transport by 95%. The transport is also modulated at nonresonant conditions in two cases, both related to the magnon band minimum. Firstly, a strong enhancement of the nonlocal signal appears at a static magnetic field below the resonance condition. This increase only occurs at one field polarity and can be as large as 800%. We attribute this effect to magnon kinetic processes, which give rise to band-minimum magnons and high-energy chiral surface modes. Secondly, the signal increases at a static field above the resonance condition, where the rf frequency coincides with the magnon band minimum Our study gives insight into the interplay between coherent and incoherent spin dynamics: the rf field modifies the occupation of relevant magnon states and, via kinetic processes, the magnon spin transport.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftPhysical Review B
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
StatusPublished - 19-feb-2019

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