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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28507–28517

Magneto-optical properties of cerium substituted yttrium iron garnet films with reduced thermal budget for monolithic photonic integrated circuits

Taichi Goto, Mehmet C. Onbaşlı, and C. A. Ross  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28507-28517 (2012)

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Thin films of polycrystalline cerium substituted yttrium iron garnet (CeYIG) were grown on an yttrium iron garnet (YIG) seed layer on Si and Si-on-insulator substrates by pulsed laser deposition, and their optical and magneto-optical properties in the near-IR region were measured. A YIG seed layer of ~30 nm thick processed by rapid thermal anneal at 800°C provided a virtual substrate to promote crystallization of the CeYIG. The effect of the thermal budget of the YIG/CeYIG growth process on the film structure, magnetic and magnetooptical properties was determined.

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(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators

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Original Manuscript: October 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2012
Published: December 7, 2012

Taichi Goto, Mehmet C. Onbaşlı, and C. A. Ross, "Magneto-optical properties of cerium substituted yttrium iron garnet films with reduced thermal budget for monolithic photonic integrated circuits," Opt. Express 20, 28507-28517 (2012)

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