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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2002
  • pp: 1729–1732

Rh:BaTiO3 thin films with large nonlinear optical properties

Guang Yang, Huanhua Wang, Guotai Tan, Anquan Jiang, Yueliang Zhou, and Zhenghao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 9, pp. 1729-1732 (2002)

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We report the fabrication and the nonlinear optical properties of Rh-doped BaTiO3 thin films. The films were deposited on SrTiO3 (100) substrates by pulsed-laser deposition. The deposited Rh:BaTiO3 thin films were single phase and c-axis orientation investigated by x-ray diffraction. The films exhibited large nonlinear optical effects, which were determined using Z-scan technique at a wavelength of 532 nm with a laser duration of 10 ns. The real and imaginary parts of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility χ(3) were 5.71 × 10-7 esu and 9.59 × 10-8 esu, respectively. The value of Reχ(3) of Rh:BaTiO3 films is much larger than those of several representative nonlinear optical thin films. The results show that Rh:BaTiO3 thin films have great potential applications for nonlinear optical devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2001
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2001
Published: March 20, 2002

Guang Yang, Huanhua Wang, Guotai Tan, Anquan Jiang, Yueliang Zhou, and Zhenghao Chen, "Rh:BaTiO3 thin films with large nonlinear optical properties," Appl. Opt. 41, 1729-1732 (2002)

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