Measurement of dispersion properties of active and surrounding regions in BAW resonator

K. Kokkonen, Johanna Meltaus, Tuomas Pensala, M. Kaivola

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    Acoustic wave fields both within the active electrode area of a solidly mounted 1.8 GHz bulk acoustic wave resonator, and around it, are measured using a heterodyne laser interferometer. Plate wave dispersion diagrams for both regions are extracted from the measurement data. The waves leaking from the resonator area enable the determination of the dispersion properties of the sourceless outside region. The experimental dispersion data reveal the cutoff frequencies of the acoustic vibration modes in the region surrounding the resonator, and therefore, the lateral energy trapping range of the resonator can be directly determined from the measurements. The onset of the acoustic leakage from the resonator is signalled on one hand by propagating wave modes appearing in the dispersion diagram of the surrounding region, and on the other hand by the abruptly diminishing amplitude of curves in the resonator dispersion diagram. This information is important for verifying and further developing the simulation tools used for the design of the resonators. Experimental wave field images, dispersion diagrams for both regions, and the threshold for energy leakage are discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2011
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-1252-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1253-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2011 - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 18 Oct 201121 Oct 2011


    ConferenceIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2011
    Abbreviated titleIUS 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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