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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19519–19535

RF magnetron sputtered (BiDy)3(FeGa)5O12:Bi2O3 composite garnet-oxide materials possessing record magneto-optic quality in the visible spectral region

Mikhail Vasiliev, Mohammad Nur-E Alam, Viacheslav A. Kotov, Kamal Alameh, Vladimir I. Belotelov, Vladimir I. Burkov, and Anatoly K. Zvezdin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19519-19535 (2009)

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Bismuth-substituted iron garnets are considered to be the most promising magneto-optical materials because of their excellent optical transparency and very high magneto-optical figures of merit in the near-infrared spectral region. However, the practical application of garnets in the visible and short-wavelength infrared parts of spectrum is currently limited, due to their very high optical absorption (especially in sputtered films) in these spectral regions. In this paper, we identify the likely source of excess absorption observed in sputtered garnet films in comparison with epitaxial layers and demonstrate (Bi,Dy)3(Fe,Ga)5O12: Bi2O3 composites possessing record MO quality in the visible region.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

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Original Manuscript: August 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published: October 13, 2009

Mikhail Vasiliev, Mohammad Nur-E Alam, Viacheslav A. Kotov, Kamal Alameh, Vladimir I. Belotelov, Vladimir I. Burkov, and Anatoly K. Zvezdin, "RF magnetron sputtered (BiDy)3(FeGa)5O12:Bi2O3 composite garnet-oxide materials possessing record magneto-optic quality in the visible spectral region," Opt. Express 17, 19519-19535 (2009)

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