The collinear and anticollinear interaction of guided light with magnetostatic forward volume waves in yttrium iron garnet epitaxial thin films was investigated experimentally. We set out to demonstrate double-beam modulation with the above interaction. This was not achieved, but the simultaneous occurrence of the above effects was used to expand the magnetostatic wave-optical interaction bandwidth.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 3, 1995
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 1996
Published: October 20, 1996
John C. Butler and John J. Kramer, "Variable standing-wave ratio magnetostatic wave-optical interaction in YIG films," Appl. Opt. 35, 5988-5993 (1996)