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Properties of Exchange Coupled All-garnet Magneto-Optic Thin Film Multilayer Structures
Materials (2015)
  • Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Edith Cowan University
  • Mikhail Vasiliev, Edith Cowan University
  • Viacheslav A. Kotov
  • Dmitry Balabanov
  • Ilya Akimov
  • Kamal Alameh, Edith Cowan University
The effects of exchange coupling on magnetic switching properties of all-garnet multilayer thin film structures are investigated. All-garnet structures are fabricated by sandwiching a magneto-soft material of composition type Bi1.8Lu1.2Fe3.6Al1.4O12 or Bi3Fe5O12:Dy2O3 in between two magneto-hard garnet material layers of composition type Bi2Dy1Fe4Ga1O12 or Bi2Dy1Fe4Ga1O12:Bi2O3. The fabricated RF magnetron sputtered exchange-coupled all-garnet multilayers demonstrate a very attractive combination of magnetic properties, and are of interest for emerging applications in optical sensors and isolators, ultrafast nanophotonics and magneto-plasmonics. An unconventional type of magnetic hysteresis behavior not observed previously in magnetic garnet thin films is reported and discussed.
  • magneto-optic multilayers
Publication Date
April 21, 2015
Citation Information
Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Mikhail Vasiliev, Viacheslav A. Kotov, Dmitry Balabanov, et al.. "Properties of Exchange Coupled All-garnet Magneto-Optic Thin Film Multilayer Structures" Materials Vol. 8 Iss. 4 (2015)
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