Dynamic response of the electro-optic effect in epitaxial ferroelectric thin films

B. H. Hoerman*, J. C. Majewski, B. M. Nichols, A. Teren, Bruce W Wessels

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Abstract

The dynamic response of the electro-optic coefficients and the electronic polarizability for epitaxial thin films of KNbO 3 and BaTiO 3 are measured. For these two systems a logarithmic dependence of the electro-optic response and the polarization on time was observed after removal of an applied electric field. The dynamic response of the electro-optic effect and the polarization of the films are attributed to the same physical mechanism, which we associate with the dynamic response of ferroelectric nanodomains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume597
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventThin Films for Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials for Optical Limiting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1999Dec 3 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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