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Sputter Epitaxy Of Iron-Garnet Waveguides
Author(s): J.-P. Krumme; V. Doormann; H. Meyer; W. Radtke; B. Strocka
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Paper Abstract

A single-mode asymmetric tri-layer weakly guiding film waveguide made of bismuth-iron garnet has been grown on a (111)(Gd,Ca)3(Ga,Mg,Zr)5O12 substrate by rf magnetron sputtering. The stack consists of an epitaxial core, an epitaxial cladding, and an amorphous absorber layer. The thickness and the refractive index of the three layers, and the absorption coefficient of the absorber layer are optimized in terms of low insertion loss of the fundamental mode but strong dissipation of higher modes. Light propagation measurements at 1.3 µm wavelength show that the fundamental mode is well confined to the core layer while the higher modes, extending over the whole stack, are suppressed by at least 29.5 dB. These data are confirmed by theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1018, Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials, (31 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950005
Show Author Affiliations
J.-P. Krumme, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)
V. Doormann, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)
H. Meyer, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)
W. Radtke, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)
B. Strocka, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1018:
Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials
Jean-Pierre Huignard, Editor(s)

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