Dependence of waveguiding loss on magnetization of Fe pillar embedded into AlGaAs optical waveguide was studied. For reading of magnetization direction, the signal-to-noise ratio of 4.8 dB was demonstrated for pillar area of 12 um<sup>2</sup>.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.3810) Optical data storage : Magneto-optic systems
V. Zayets and K. Ando, "Study of Magneto-Optical Effect in (Al,Ga)As Optical Waveguide with Embedded Micro-Sized Fe Pillar for Non-Volatile Optical Memory Applications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThC5.
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