Acoustic parametric pumping of spin waves

Hedyeh Keshtgar, Malek Zareyan, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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Recent experiments demonstrated generation of spin currents by ultrasound. We can understand this acoustically induced spin pumping in terms of the coupling between magnetization and lattice waves. Here we study the parametric excitation of magnetization by longitudinal acoustic waves and calculate the acoustic threshold power. The induced magnetization dynamics can be detected by the spin pumping into an adjacent normal metal that displays the inverse spin Hall effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov


  • D. Instability threshold
  • D. Magnetoelastic effects
  • D. Parametric excitation
  • D. Spin pumping


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