Modelling of 2-D Lateral Modes in Solidly-Mounted BAW Resonators

Johanna Meltaus, Kimmo Kokkonen, Tuomas Pensala

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    Lateral resonances occurring in bulk acoustic wave resonators contribute to the device operation, e.g., by creating spurious electrical responses. Predicting lateral effects in two dimensions typically requires computationally heavy 3-D finite element modelling. Here, dispersion characteristics calculated using a 1-D transfer matrix model are used in a finite-element software to model lateral resonance modes of sol-idly-mounted bulk acoustic wave resonators. Based on the resulting spectrum of 2-D eigenmodes, elec-trical frequency response as well as mechanical displacement is then calculated using mode superposi-tion. Resonators with elliptic and rectangular shapes are studied. Simulated results for ellipses are com-pared to measured electrical frequency response and mechanical displacement. Simulations are found to agree with measured data. Dependence of electrical spurious responses on resonator shape and eigen-mode spectrum is studied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, ULTSYM 2008
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2428-3, 978-1-4244-2480-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Beijing, China
    Duration: 2 Nov 20085 Nov 2008


    ConferenceIEEE Ultrasonics Symposium


    • Bulk acoustic wave resonators
    • modelling
    • lateral resonances
    • eigenmodes
    • interferometric measurements


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