Magnonic Goos-Hänchen effect induced by one dimensional solitons
The spin wave spectral problem is solved in terms of the spectrum of a diago-nalizable operator for a class of magnetic states that includes several types of domain walls and the chiral solitons of monoaxial helimagnets. Focusing on these latter solitons, it is shown that the spin waves reflected and transmitted by them suffer a lateral displacement analogous to the Goos-Hänchen effect of optics. The displacement is a fraction of the wavelength, but can be greatly enhanced by using an array of well separated solitons. Contrarily to the Goos–Hänchen effect recently studied in some magnetic systems, which takes place at the interfaces between different magnetic systems, the effect predicted here takes place at the soliton position, which is interesting for applications since solitons can be created at different places and moved across the material by suitable means. Moreover, the effect predicted here is not particular to mono-axial helimagnets, but it is generic of 1D solitons, although it is accidentally absent in the domain walls of ferromagnets with uniaxial anisotropy. Even though in this work the dipolar interaction is ignored for simplicity, we argue that the Goos–Hänchen shift is also present when it is taken into account.