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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.000602


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-3-602


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