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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24679–24687

Growth of crystalline garnet mixed films, superlattices and multilayers for optical applications via shuttered Combinatorial Pulsed Laser Deposition

Katherine A. Sloyan, Timothy C. May-Smith, Michalis Zervas, Robert W. Eason, Steven Huband, David Walker, and Pamela A. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24679-24687 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024679


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Abstract

A range of crystalline garnet multilayer structures have been fabricated via multi-beam, multi-target PLD in conjunction with a system of mechanical shutters. Structures grown consisted of alternating Gd3Ga5O12 (GGG) and Gd3Sc2Ga3O12 (GSGG) layers on Y3Al5O12 (YAG) substrates, with both simple and chirped designs. Distinct layers are observed where layer thickness is around 2 nm or greater, although some layering may also be present at a sub-unit cell level. These structures demonstrate the viability of the shutter technique as a quick, simple fabrication method for a variety of optical multilayer structures.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2010
Published: November 10, 2010

Citation
Katherine A. Sloyan, Timothy C. May-Smith, Michalis Zervas, Robert W. Eason, Steven Huband, David Walker, and Pamela A. Thomas, "Growth of crystalline garnet mixed films, superlattices and multilayers for optical applications via shuttered Combinatorial Pulsed Laser Deposition," Opt. Express 18, 24679-24687 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-24-24679


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