The transverse electro-optic effect in antiferroelectric lead zirconate thin films grown on fused quartz is observed. The birefringence shift as a function of the external electric field exhibits a characteristic response that is related to the electric-field-induced antiferroelectric-to-ferroelectric structural transition.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 16, 1992
Published: August 15, 1992
Feiling Wang, Kewen K. Li, and Gene H. Haertling, "Transverse electro-optic effect of antiferroelectric lead zirconate thin films," Opt. Lett. 17, 1122-1124 (1992)