Resonant enhancement of sensitivity in a Magnetic Tunnel Junction based Spin Torque Oscillator
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In this work, we investigate the STO as a detector with in-plane geometry using field modulation Spin Torque ferromagnetic resonance (FM-STFMR), during which microwave signal is injected into the device and output response is measured in terms of RMS voltage across lock-in amplifier. The microwave signal injected externally to STO, efficiently synchronizes signal at two times the frequency of free oscillation of the nanomagnet (f0). The synchronization efficiently enhances signal sensitivity at 2f0 which opens other potential for development of spintronic devices. The effect of synchronization in STO under applied input RF power follows a consistent decrease in sensitivity with increasing power. Better synchronization at 2f0 is noticed above threshold current and shows good agreement with the results of numerical simulations.