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The anisotropic loss tangent has been determined in monocrystalline sapphire for components parallel and perpendicular to the crystal axis, using the whispering gallery (WG) mode method. The Q-factors of quasi-TE and quasi-TM modes were measured precisely in four cylindrical sapphire resonators at room temperature, from which was determined a maximum attainable Q-factor of (2.1 /spl plusmn/ 0.2) /spl times/ 10/sup 5/ at 9 GHz in a quasi-TM mode. Sapphire dielectric material from three different manufacturers was compared over the 270-345 K temperature range and the 5-16 GHz frequency range.
Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:53 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: Jan. 2006