FBAR using LiNbO3 thin film deposited by CVD

Michio Kadota, Yusuke Suzuki, Yoshihiro Ito

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The authors have realized a film bulk acoustic wave resonator (FBAR) usinga thin LiNbO3 film deposited by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) forthe first time. As a result, a 2.9GHz FBAR, which is higher than 2.1GHz of theBAW using a LiNbO3 single crystal thin plate, with an impedance ratioof 40dB at a resonant (fr) and an antiresonant (fa) frequencies was realized.The LiNbO3 film has a mixture of the polarity. As a result of ascanning non-linear dielectric microscope (SNDM) measurement, c domains and cdomains occupy 82% and 18%, respectively. A quality factor is small because itis considered that the film has the mixed polarity, the thickness is not flatand the structure of electrode is not optimum. A transverse mode was not excitedon the fabricated FABR. According to a calculation, the transverse wave mode isobserved when the thickness of electrodes is thin. On the other hand, thetransverse wave mode isn't observed when the thickness of electrodes is thick.The main responses of longitudinal mode wave are not different by thethicknesses of electrodes. Therefore it is found that the transverse wave modecan be suppressed by selecting the thickness of electrodes. Further, the effectthat LiNbO3 film is twinned crystalline epitaxial one is evaluated bycalculation. The transverse wave mode is excited even if the film is twinnedepitaxial one. It is important to deposit another oriented LiNbO 3film with larger coupling factor to realize a wider band resonator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Oct 112010 Oct 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117


Other2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • CVD
  • FBAR
  • LiNbO film
  • Resonator
  • transverse mode
  • twinned crystallineepitaxial film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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