Time-domain stability of parametric synchronization in a spin-torque nano-oscillator based on a magnetic tunnel junction

Time-domain stability of parametric synchronization in a spin-torque nano-oscillator based on a... We report on time-domain stability of the parametric synchronization in a spin-torque nano-oscillator (STNO) based on a magnetic tunnel junction. Time-domain measurements of the instantaneous frequency (fi) of a parametrically synchronized STNO show random short-term unlocking of the STNO signal for low injected radio-frequency (RF) power, which cannot be revealed in time-averaged frequency domain measurements. Macrospin simulations reproduce the experimental results and reveal that the random unlocking during synchronization is driven by thermal fluctuations. We show that by using a high injected RF power, random unlocking of the STNO can be avoided. However, a perfect synchronization characterized by complete suppression of phase noise, so-called phase noise squeezing, can be obtained only at a significantly higher RF power. Our macrospin simulations suggest that a lower temperature and a higher positive ratio of the fieldlike torque to the spin transfer torque reduce the threshold RF power required for phase noise squeezing under parametric synchronization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review B American Physical Society (APS)

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Time-domain stability of parametric synchronization in a spin-torque nano-oscillator based on a magnetic tunnel junction

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We report on time-domain stability of the parametric synchronization in a spin-torque nano-oscillator (STNO) based on a magnetic tunnel junction. Time-domain measurements of the instantaneous frequency (fi) of a parametrically synchronized STNO show random short-term unlocking of the STNO signal for low injected radio-frequency (RF) power, which cannot be revealed in time-averaged frequency domain measurements. Macrospin simulations reproduce the experimental results and reveal that the random unlocking during synchronization is driven by thermal fluctuations. We show that by using a high injected RF power, random unlocking of the STNO can be avoided. However, a perfect synchronization characterized by complete suppression of phase noise, so-called phase noise squeezing, can be obtained only at a significantly higher RF power. Our macrospin simulations suggest that a lower temperature and a higher positive ratio of the fieldlike torque to the spin transfer torque reduce the threshold RF power required for phase noise squeezing under parametric synchronization.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © ©2017 American Physical Society
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1098-0121
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1550-235X
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10.1103/PhysRevB.96.024427
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Abstract

We report on time-domain stability of the parametric synchronization in a spin-torque nano-oscillator (STNO) based on a magnetic tunnel junction. Time-domain measurements of the instantaneous frequency (fi) of a parametrically synchronized STNO show random short-term unlocking of the STNO signal for low injected radio-frequency (RF) power, which cannot be revealed in time-averaged frequency domain measurements. Macrospin simulations reproduce the experimental results and reveal that the random unlocking during synchronization is driven by thermal fluctuations. We show that by using a high injected RF power, random unlocking of the STNO can be avoided. However, a perfect synchronization characterized by complete suppression of phase noise, so-called phase noise squeezing, can be obtained only at a significantly higher RF power. Our macrospin simulations suggest that a lower temperature and a higher positive ratio of the fieldlike torque to the spin transfer torque reduce the threshold RF power required for phase noise squeezing under parametric synchronization.

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Physical Review BAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 19, 2017

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