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Magnetooptic iron garnet thin films for integrated optical applications
Author(s): M. Zaezjev; M. Chandra Sekhar; M. Ferrera; L. Razzari; G. G. Ross; B. M. Holmes; M. Sorel; D. C. Hutchings; S. Roorda; R. Morandotti
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we study the properties of polycrystalline yttrium iron garnet Y3Fe5O12 (YIG) thin films deposited by means of a Pulsed Laser Deposition technique (PLD). The films were grown at a substrate temperature of 700-800°C and at various oxygen pressures. Annealing was performed for all the samples and the role of ambient gas as well as of temperature was investigated. The influence of structure and of phase purity was also studied through X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). In addition, compositional analysis was carried out via Rutherford Back Scattering (RBS). Finally, optical transmittance was tested for both amorphous and polycrystalline structures in view of their potential use in the fabrication of magneto-optic integrated devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 63433W (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.708245
Show Author Affiliations
M. Zaezjev, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
M. Chandra Sekhar, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
M. Ferrera, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
L. Razzari, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
G. G. Ross, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
B. M. Holmes, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
M. Sorel, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
D. C. Hutchings, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
S. Roorda, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
R. Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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