Large Spin-Wave Bullet in a Ferrimagnetic Insulator Driven by the Spin Hall Effect
Due to its transverse nature, spin Hall effects (SHE) provide the possibility to excite and detect spin currents and magnetization dynamics even in magnetic insulators. Magnetic insulators are outstanding materials for the investigation of nonlinear phenomena and for novel low power spintronics applications because of their extremely low Gilbert damping. Here, we report on the direct imaging of electrically driven spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance (ST-FMR) in the ferrimagnetic insulator Y3Fe5O12 based on the excitation and detection by SHEs. The driven spin dynamics in Y3Fe5O12 is directly imaged by spatially-resolved microfocused Brillouin light scattering (BLS) spectroscopy. Previously, ST-FMR experiments assumed a uniform precession across the sample, which is not valid in our measurements. A strong spin-wave localization in the center of the sample is observed indicating the formation of a nonlinear, self-localized spin-wave `bullet'.
- Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
- Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
- Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). Physics Dept.
- Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Grant/Contract Number:
- AC02-06CH11357; SC0012670; ECCS-1231598; W911NF-14-1-0501
- Accepted Manuscript
- Journal Name:
- Physical Review Letters
- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
- American Physical Society (APS)
- Research Org:
- Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
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