We study the dispersion and scattering properties of electromagnetic modes coupled to a helically ordered spin lattice hosted by a dielectric oxide with a ferroelectric polarization driven by vector spin chirality. Quasianalytical approaches and full-fledged numerics evidence the formation of a chiral magnonic photonic band gap and the presence of gate-voltage dependent circular dichroism in the scattering of electromagnetic waves from the lattice. Gating couples to the emergent ferroelectric polarization and hence, to the underlying vector-spin chirality. The theory relies on solving simultaneously Maxwell's equations coupled to the driven localized spins taking into account their spatial topology and spatial anisotropic interactions. The developed approach is applicable to various settings involving noncollinear spins and multiferroic systems with potential applications in noncollinear magnetophotonics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)