Giant Microwave Sensitivity of Magnetic Array by Long-Range Chiral Interaction Driven Skin Effect


Non-Hermitian skin effect was observed in one-dimensional systems with short-range chiral interaction. Long-range chiral interaction mediated by traveling waves also favors the accumulation of energy, but has not yet showed non-Hermitian topology. Here we find that the strong interference brought by the wave propagation is detrimental for accumulation. By suppression of interference via the damping of traveling waves, we predict the non-Hermitian skin effect of magnetic excitation in a periodic array of magnetic nanowires that are coupled chirally via spin waves of thin magnetic films. The local excitation of a wire at one edge by weak microwaves of magnitude muT leads to a considerable spin-wave amplitude at the other edge, i.e. a remarkable functionality useful for sensitive, non-local, and non-reciprocal detection of microwaves.

Phys. Rev. B 105, L180401 (2022)

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Tao Yu
Tao Yu
Professor, Group Leader

My research interests include Magnetism, Spintronics, Unconventional superconductivity, Quantum transport in low dimensional electronics, and Strong light-matter interaction.

Bowen Zeng
Bowen Zeng

My research interests include non-Hermitian topology, phonon transport, and quantum optics.