Effects of domain structure on the electro-optic response of potassium niobate thin films

M. J. Nystrom*, Bruce W Wessels

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Abstract

Epitaxial potassium niobate films have been deposited by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). X-ray diffraction of the films deposited on (100) spinel substrates shows (110) and (001) reflections, indicating a multidomain structure. The electro-optic properties of the thin films were measured using a transmission technique. Effective electro-optic coefficients as large as 470 pm/V were observed. The observed electro-optic response was dominated by domain reorientation effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume453
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 6 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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