Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

OSA Publishing

School

Science

Comments

This article was originally published as: Nur-E-Alam, M., Vasiliev, M., & Alameh, K. (2017). High-performance RF-sputtered Bi-substituted iron garnet thin films with almost in-plane magnetization. Optical Materials Express, 7(3), 676-686. Original article available here

Abstract

Bismuth-substituted iron garnet thin films of high quality are prepared by using RF magnetron sputtering technique in pure argon (Ar) plasma. All the developed garnet films show high magneto-optic (MO) response after being optimally annealed across the visible range wavelengths. The garnet films display almost in-plane magnetization component with adequate Faraday rotation and relatively low optical absorption over a wide spectral range of frequencies from visible to the infrared. These garnet-type thin films demonstrate excellent MO properties together with very low coercive field of about 30 Oe, and can be used in a wide range of magneto optical applications, especially in magneto-plasmonic/magneto-photonic crystal based microdevices.

DOI

10.1364/OME.7.000676

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