Abstract

We have time resolved, for the first time to our knowledge, the field-induced second-harmonic generation in lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) thin films. Ultrafast nonlinear properties of 35/0/100 PLZT thin films are investigated with a Ti:sapphire laser, which generates 200-fs laser pulses. The PLZT responds with a rise time of 10 ps to a step-function electric field derived from a fast photoconductive coplanar waveguide structure switch. The dispersion characteristics of the measurements are addressed.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Lett. 15, 151 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Commun. 76, 220 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (2)

A. Sternberg, Ferroelectrics 91, 53 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Nuss, D. W. Kisker, P. R. Smith, T. E. Harvey, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 57 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

F. E. Doany, D. Grischkowsky, C.-C. Chi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 460 (1987).
[CrossRef]

G. H. Haertling, Ferroelectrics 75, 25 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

G. Hasnain, A. Dienes, J. R. Whinnery, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-34, 738 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Brueck, S. R. J.

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Lett. 15, 151 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Commun. 76, 220 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Chi, C.-C.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. E. Doany, D. Grischkowsky, C.-C. Chi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 460 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Dienes, A.

G. Hasnain, A. Dienes, J. R. Whinnery, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-34, 738 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Doany, F. E.

F. E. Doany, D. Grischkowsky, C.-C. Chi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 460 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Duling, I. N.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Grischkowsky, D.

F. E. Doany, D. Grischkowsky, C.-C. Chi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 460 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Grischkowsky, D. R.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Haertling, G. H.

G. H. Haertling, Ferroelectrics 116, 51 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. H. Haertling, Ferroelectrics 75, 25 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Halas, N. J.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Halbout, J.-M.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, T. E.

M. C. Nuss, D. W. Kisker, P. R. Smith, T. E. Harvey, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 57 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hasnain, G.

G. Hasnain, A. Dienes, J. R. Whinnery, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-34, 738 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Jordan, E. C.

E. C. Jordan, Reference Data for Engineers: Radio, Electronics, Computer, and Communications (Sams, Indianapolis, Ind., 1985).

Ketchen, M. B.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kisker, D. W.

M. C. Nuss, D. W. Kisker, P. R. Smith, T. E. Harvey, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 57 (1989).
[CrossRef]

May, P. G.

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mukherjee, A.

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Lett. 15, 151 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Commun. 76, 220 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Nuss, M. C.

M. C. Nuss, D. W. Kisker, P. R. Smith, T. E. Harvey, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 57 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Smith, P. R.

M. C. Nuss, D. W. Kisker, P. R. Smith, T. E. Harvey, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 57 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Sternberg, A.

A. Sternberg, Ferroelectrics 91, 53 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Whinnery, J. R.

G. Hasnain, A. Dienes, J. R. Whinnery, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-34, 738 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Wu, A. Y.

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Lett. 15, 151 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Commun. 76, 220 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. C. Nuss, D. W. Kisker, P. R. Smith, T. E. Harvey, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 57 (1989).
[CrossRef]

F. E. Doany, D. Grischkowsky, C.-C. Chi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 460 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Ferroelectrics (3)

A. Sternberg, Ferroelectrics 91, 53 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. H. Haertling, Ferroelectrics 116, 51 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. H. Haertling, Ferroelectrics 75, 25 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. R. Grischkowsky, M. B. Ketchen, C.-C. Chi, I. N. Duling, N. J. Halas, J.-M. Halbout, P. G. May, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 221 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (1)

G. Hasnain, A. Dienes, J. R. Whinnery, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-34, 738 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Mukherjee, S. R. J. Brueck, A. Y. Wu, Opt. Commun. 76, 220 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

E. C. Jordan, Reference Data for Engineers: Radio, Electronics, Computer, and Communications (Sams, Indianapolis, Ind., 1985).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of ultrafast PLZT response research. PMT, photomultiplier tube; M’s, mirrors; R’s, resistors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Field-induced SH generation signal as a function of the orientation of the probe beam polarization.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Field-induced SH generation response time of PLZT film for 200-fs pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SH generation signal changes as a result of the dispersion of the switch: (a) signal amplitude changes, (b) response time changes.

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