Epitaxial niobate thin films and their nonlinear optical properties

B. W. Wessels*, M. J. Nystrom, J. Chen, D. Studebaker, T. J. Marks

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Ferroelectric oxide thin films show considerable potential as electro-optic and non-linear optical materials. Of particular interest are the niobates such as strontium barium niobate and potassium niobate. The growth of these epitaxial oxide films by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) has been investigated. This technique has yielded epitaxial thin films with excellent non-linear optical properties. Issues concerning the epitaxy of these thin films and its relationship to their optical and nonlinear optical properties are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-218
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1995Nov 30 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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