Anomalous Refraction of Spin Waves as a Way to Guide Signals in Curved Magnonic Multimode Waveguides
We present a method for efficient spin-wave guiding within the magnonic nanostructures. Our technique is based on the anomalous refraction in the metamaterial flat slab. The gradual change of the material parameters (saturation magnetization or magnetic anisotropy) across the slab allows tilting the wavefronts of the transmitted spin waves and controlling the refraction. Numerical studies of the spin-wave refraction are preceded by the analytical calculations of the phase shift acquired by the spin wave due to the change of material parameters in a confined area. We demonstrate that our findings can be used to guide the spin waves smoothly in curved waveguides, even through sharp bends, without reflection and scattering between different waveguide's modes, preserving the phase, the quantity essential for wave computing.