In this paper we describe fabricating YIG magnetooptic rib waveguides. We experimented with two types of the waveguide: the normal and the inverted rib. The normal rib guide was easy to make; however, the desired profile of the guide structure was not achieved for the inverted rib guide because of YIG’s uniform nucleation in the plane of the grooved substrate.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 14, 1983
Published: January 1, 1984
Yasuyuki Okamura, Masaya Ishida, and Sadahiko Yamamoto, "Magnetooptic rib waveguides in YIG: an experiment," Appl. Opt. 23, 124-126 (1984)