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Coherent gate operations in hybrid magnonics

In a study published in Physical Review Letters, scientists demonstrated a new way to tune hybrid magnonic dynamics.

Scientific Achievement

Coherent gate operation on the magnon-microwave photon interaction is achieved for the first time.

Significance and Impact

This work demonstrates a novel approach for directly tuning hybrid magnonic dynamics by DC gating, paving the road for practical coherent information processing using magnons in both classical and quantum regimes.

Research Details

  • A successful novel gating scheme is shown using a new device design with a fast-responding antenna, allowing the rapid tuning of the magnon-microwave photon interactions.
  • The detuning between magnons — quasiparticles representing collective spin excitations — and cavity photons is controlled by DC detuning pulse sequences, enabling fast controls over their interactions.
  • The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) magneto-electro-optical spectrometer was used.

Work was performed in part at CNM.


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