No Access Submitted: 21 January 2021 Accepted: 08 April 2021 Published Online: 22 April 2021
Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 162406 (2021);
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  • Note: This paper is part of the APL Special Collection on Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems: From Fundamental Properties to Devices.

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  • José Diogo Costa
  • Bruno Figeys
  • Xiao Sun
  • Nele Van Hoovels
  • Harrie A. C. Tilmans
  • Florin Ciubotaru
  • Christoph Adelmann
We report on the design, fabrication, and characterization of compact tunable yttrium iron garnet (YIG)-based RF resonators based on μm-sized spin-wave cavities. Inductive antennas with both ladder and meander configurations were used as transducers between spin waves and RF signals. The excitation of ferromagnetic resonance and standing spin waves in the YIG cavities led to sharp resonances with quality factors up to 350. The observed spectra were in excellent agreement with a model based on the spin-wave dispersion relations in YIG, showing a high magnetic field tunability of about 29 MHz/mT.
This work received funding from the imec.xpand fund. The authors would like to thank Patrick Vandenameele and Peter Vanbekbergen for their support of the project and Xavier Rottenberg, Kristof Vaesen, and Barend van Liempd for many valuable discussions. J.D.C. acknowledges financial support from the European Union MSCA-IF Neuromag under Grant Agreement No. 793346. F.C.’s and C.A.’s contributions were funded in part by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program within the FET-OPEN project CHIRON under Grant Agreement No. 801055.
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