Physical Review B
We numerically determine the robustness of the lasing edge modes in a spin-torque oscillator array that realizes the non-Hermitian Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model. Previous studies found that the linearized dynamics can enter a topological regime in which the edge mode is driven into auto-oscillation, while the bulk dynamics are suppressed. Here we investigate the full nonlinear and finite-temperature dynamics, whose understanding is essential for spin-torque oscillators-based applications. Our analysis shows that the lasing edge mode dynamics persist in the nonlinear domain for a broad range of parameters and temperatures. We investigate the effects of perturbations relevant to experimental implementations and discuss which ones might be detrimental to the stability of the lasing edge mode. Finally, we map our model onto a photonic model. Our analysis has the potential to shed light onto the dynamics of a plethora of non-Hermitian systems with nonlinearities.
National Science Foundation
Physics and Astronomy
Pieter M. Gunnink, Benedetta Flebus, Hilary M. Hurst, and Rembert A. Duine. "Nonlinear dynamics of the non-Hermitian Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model" Physical Review B (2022). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.105.104433