Spin Waves in Magnetic Thin Films

Mingzhong Wu, Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Spin waves in magnetic thin films provide a powerful and versatile test bed for the study of the fundamental properties of nonlinear waves in general. This presentation will give an introduction to spin waves in magnetic thin films. The presentation will review the excitation of spin waves in magnetic films, detection techniques, spin wave propagation properties, spin wave dispersion and nonlinearity, and spin wave envelope solitons.