Title

Microstructural characterization of sputtered garnet materials and all-garnet magnetic heterostructures: establishing the technology for magnetic photonic crystal fabrication

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

IOP

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

8005

Comments

This article was originally published as: Vasiliev, M. , Wo, P., Alameh, K. , Munroe, P., Xie, Z. , Kotov, V., & Burkov, V. (2009). Microstructural characterization of sputtered garnet materials and all-garnet magnetic heterostructures: establishing the technology for magnetic photonic crystal fabrication. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42(13), 135003. Original article available here

Abstract

We have established a set of technologies for the deposition and annealing of magneto-optic ferrite and paramagnetic garnets, as well as multilayer nanostructures which are based on these materials, for use in magnetic photonic crystals. Transmission electron microscope analysis has been performed to investigate the structure of both amorphous and crystallized garnet layers, nanocrystallites and layer interfaces within all-garnet heterostructures.