We studied the propagation of a microwave signal in Fe/Ag–GaAs waveguide structures. In an ultrahigh frequency ferromagnetic resonance measurement, maximum coupling and thus strong attenuation of the microwave power occur near the ferromagnetic resonance frequency [formula omitted] of Fe film. Magnetostatic wave (MSW)-based microwave devices have been achieved in the form of a bandstop filter utilizing single crystal Fe/Ag structures grown on GaAs (100) substrate. MSW-based microwave devices possess the unique capability of electronically tunable operating carrier frequency via a magnetic field. The peak absorption frequency for an Fe easy axis case has been tuned in a range from 10.6 to 36 GHz. For a hard axis case, the tuning frequency ranges from 8 to 22 GHz. The experimental results show that Fe/Ag–GaAs waveguide structures are very promising systems for use in future microwave magnetoelectronics as they have well-defined magnetic properties, as well as favorable electrical properties.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films