Bragg diffraction of guided optical waves by magnetostatic backward volume waves in a double-layered magnetic film structure
ABSTRACT The noncollinear interactions between the guided optical wave (GOW) and magnetostatic backward volume wave (MSBVW) in a double-layered magnetic film structure are investigated theoretically. The explicit expressions for the rf magnetization of the MSBVW and the mode conversion efficiency (MCE) of GOW were presented in terms of various geometrical parameters and the rf input power in the case that the insertion loss of the MSBVW is taken into consideration. The effects of the thicknesses of two magnetic layers and a separation layer on the MCE of GOW and magneto-optic (MO) coupling bandwidth are calculated in detail. The MCE of the GOW and the MO bandwidth can be increased significantly in a double-layered magnetic film structure by properly choosing the thicknesses of two magnetic layers and a separation layer. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.