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Current issue   Ukr. J. Phys. 2015, Vol. 59, N 10, p.972-979
https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe59.10.0972    Paper

Linchevskyi I.V., Petrischev O.N.

National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnical Institute”
(37, Peremogy Ave., Kyiv 03056, Ukraine; e-mail: igorvl2009@gmail.com)

Light Modulator on the Basis of Magneto-Optical Crystal in a Bimorphic Structure Operating in the Magneto-Mechanical Vibration Mode

Section: Optics, lasers, and quantum electronics
Original Author's Text: Ukrainian

Abstract: A model of light modulator based on a bimorphic element consisting of a magneto-optical crystal layer on a magnetically passive substrate has been proposed. An equation describing magneto-mechanical vibrations in a rectangular bimorphic element with asymmetric thickness is derived, and an algorithm of its solution in the case of a specimen with free edges is proposed. The modulator is shown to be characterized by a two-dimensional distribution function for the rotation angle of the polarization plane in a light-beam cross-section. Calculations for bismuth-substituted yttrium ferrite garnet on a gadolinium-gallium substrate showed that the rotation angle of the light-beam polarization plane owing to the Faraday effect can reach 3° for the fundamental mode of bimorphic element vibrations.

Key words: Faraday effect, magneto-optical crystal, bimorphic element.


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