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We present a combined experimental investigation of magnetic normal modes in an antidot lattice using both Brillouin light scattering and broadband ferromagnetic resonance. It was fabricated on a silicon substrate using optical ultraviolet lithography. The sample consisted of a 30-nm-thick Ni80Fe20 squared antidot array with circular holes whose diameter and edge-to-edge spacing are 250 and 150 nm, respectively. Experiments were performed as a function of the applied magnetic field Â¿0Hext in the range from -100 to 100 mT, with Hext applied along both the square lattice axis and its diagonal. Several peaks were observed in both the Brillouin light scattering and ferromagnetic resonance spectra, and their evolution with the intensity and the direction of the applied field Hext was measured. Micromagnetic simulations enabled us to identify the modes in terms of their symmetry obtaining a good quantitative agreement with the measured frequencies. In addition, we show how the inhomogeneity of the internal field affected the properties of the magnetic eigenmodes and their localization in different regions of the antidot lattice.
Date of Publication: Feb. 2010