We investigate the spectral characteristics of a spin torque oscillator (STO) excited by the spin Hall-induced spin current. We observe that the modest spin current injection triggers the conventional single peak oscillating behavior of the STO. As the spin current is further increased to enter the non-linear regime, we find the transition of the spectrum from a single peak to a multipeak structure whose frequency spacing is constant. This behavior can be primarily explained by the extremely broadened peak of the STO, which is accompanied by the frequency-dependent filtering by the transmission line. To explain the observation more quantitatively, we also discuss that the multipeak may reflect the characteristics of the intrinsic dynamics of the STO in the non-linear regime.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)