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Analysis of Interaction between Optical Waves and Magnetostatic Surface Waves in Three-Dimensional Optical Waveguide Using Multilayered Garnet Structure
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2000/02/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
MSSW, microstrip, waveguide, garnet, mode coupling,
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Optical-MSSW interaction has received wide interest for realization of thin film devices for optical signal processing at microwave signal frequency. In this paper, a device structure to obtain optical-MSSW interaction in a three-dimensional optical waveguide using a multilayered garnet structure is proposed and analyzed. The multilayered structure enables optimization of the waveguide parameters, separately, for optical and MSSW propagation. Interaction in a three-dimensional optical waveguide is promising for integration of the device with other optical integrated circuits. Optical and MSSW propagation characteristics in the multilayered device are investigated and the optical mode conversion characteristics between the Ezpq and the Expq modes supported by the three-dimensional optical waveguide are derived. The dependence of the mode coupling coefficient on the waveguide parameters, such as the film thicknesses, waveguide width, saturation magnetization, and the MSSW power is also analyzed. It is demonstrated through a numerical example that, by proper selection of the waveguide parameters, it is possible to achieve practical device dimensions.