Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction induced asymmetry in dispersion of magnonic Bloch modes


We report the results of the experimental investigation of magnonic Bloch modes in the presence of asymmetric dispersion induced by the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction by means of Brillouin light-scattering technique. It was realized in a specially designed ultrathin CoFeB/Pt periodic structure consisting of an array of rectangular nanostrips separated by half-etched grooves. The proposed theory based on the coupled mode approach explains the major features observed experimentally, such as Brillouin zone folding and the asymmetry of the magnonic band-gap points in the reciprocal k space.

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Physical Review B