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 +/- 0.2) X 10(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.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|