Accession Number:

AD0784676

Title:

Studies of Spin-Wave Mode-Locking and Phonon-Magnon Interaction and the Potential Use of the Effects for Device Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Aug 67-14 Nov 73,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The work covered in this report is divided into two stages. First, in a study of magneto-acoustic wave interaction, mode locking of spin waves and parametric generation of acoustic waves were observed. Large oscillations in magneto-acoustic waves transmitted through YIG as a function of applied magnetic field were detected. The phenomenon was a result of acoustic Faraday rotation and can be used to build nonreciprocal acoustic devices. During the second stage, the author studied the use of gyrotropic and anisotropic materials for thin-film optical-waveguide applications. The principles governing polarization conversion in thin-film optical guides were elucidated, and experiments verifying the effects were performed. It was shown that, based on mode conversion, it should be possible to build a large class of thin-film devices for integrated optics, such as modulators, optical switches, gyrators, and isolators. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE