Nonreciprocal microwave devices based on magnetic nanowires


We use magnetic nanowires in an alumina matrix as the active element in microwave nonreciprocal resonance isolators. The design is related to waveguide E -plane isolators but is planar and much smaller than typical waveguide isolators. There is a nonreciprocal attenuation of the wave in forward and reverse directions. The isolation is about 6 dB/cm at 23 GHz. The bandwidth of the device is relatively large (5-7 GHz) in comparison to ferrite-based devices. The central frequency of the device can be tuned with the application of magnetic field. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

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Applied Physics Letters