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Theoretical and experimental results of longitudinal leaky surface waves with a higher phase velocity than that of ordinary leaky surface waves and a low propagation loss on lithium tetraborate (LBO) are investigated in detail. They propagate along the surface with a phase velocity close to that of longitudinal bulk wave, slightly radiating two kinds of shear bulk waves (or one shear bulk wave in the case that one of two shear wave terms is uncoupled) into the solid. Most surface components of the mode consist of a longitudinal wave term and an electromagnetic wave term. The detailed propagation properties of the longitudinal leaky surface waves on LBO with the Euler angles (/spl phi/, /spl theta/, 90/spl deg/) are investigated theoretically and experimentally. The (011) cut of LBO was found to be desirable for higher frequency SAW devices. One of the reasons why that mode on LBO has a low propagation loss is also discussed.
Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:45 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: Jan. 1998