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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1997
  • pp: 602–605

Two-dimensional observation of the Maker fringe and its application to the poling state evaluation of ferroelectric domains

Yuichiro Yamamoto, Tetsuro Ashida, Sunao Kurimura, and Yoshiaki Uesu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 602-605 (1997)

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Two-dimensional images of the Maker fringe have been successfully obtained with a second-harmonic generation microscope that we recently constructed. Compared with conventional Maker fringe methods, our experimental technique offers several advantages of direct and rapid calculation of coherence lengths of optical nonlinear crystals. In addition, owing to the sensitivity of second-harmonic waves to orientational inhomogeneities, two-dimensional images built by second-harmonic waves make it possible to observe and evaluate the poling state of ferroelectric single domains or inhomogeneities in a specimen.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 31, 1996
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 1996
Published: January 20, 1997

Yuichiro Yamamoto, Tetsuro Ashida, Sunao Kurimura, and Yoshiaki Uesu, "Two-dimensional observation of the Maker fringe and its application to the poling state evaluation of ferroelectric domains," Appl. Opt. 36, 602-605 (1997)

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