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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 624–632

Pulsed laser deposition of high-quality μm-thick YIG films on YAG

A. Sposito, T. C. May-Smith, G. B. G. Stenning, P. A. J. de Groot, and R. W. Eason  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 624-632 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000624


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Abstract

We report the epitaxial growth of high-quality μm-thick yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films on yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) substrates by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The effects of substrate temperature and oxygen pressure on composition, crystallinity, optical transmission and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) linewidth have been investigated. An FMR linewidth as low as 1.75 mT at 6 GHz was achieved by depositing YIG on YAG substrates with (100) orientation at a substrate temperature of ~1600 K and with oxygen pressure of ~1 Pa.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

ToC Category:
Magneto-optic Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2013
Published: April 16, 2013

Citation
A. Sposito, T. C. May-Smith, G. B. G. Stenning, P. A. J. de Groot, and R. W. Eason, "Pulsed laser deposition of high-quality μm-thick YIG films on YAG," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 624-632 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-5-624


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