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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2453–2455

Large nonlinear optical response of polycrystalline Bi 3.25 La 0.75 Ti 3 O 12 ferroelectric thin films on quartz substrates

Heedeuk Shin, Hye Jeong Chang, Robert W. Boyd, M. R. Choi, and W. Jo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2453-2455 (2007)

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We measure the nonlinear susceptibility of Bi 3.25 La 0.75 Ti 3 O 12 (BLT) thin films grown on quartz substrates using the Z-scan technique with picosecond laser pulses at a wavelength of 532 nm . The third-order nonlinear refractive index coefficient γ and absorption coefficient β of the BLT thin film are 3.1 × 10 10 cm 2 W and 3 × 10 5 cm W , respectively, which are much larger than those of most ferroelectric films. The results show that the BLT thin films on quartz substrates are good candidate materials for applications in nonlinear optical devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

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Original Manuscript: May 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2007
Published: August 10, 2007

Heedeuk Shin, Hye Jeong Chang, Robert W. Boyd, M. R. Choi, and W. Jo, "Large nonlinear optical response of polycrystalline Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12 ferroelectric thin films on quartz substrates," Opt. Lett. 32, 2453-2455 (2007)

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