Non-linear optical properties of (Pb1−xSrx)TiO3 thin films
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- Ambika, D., Kumar, V., Suchand Sandeep, C.S. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2009) 97: 661. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3633-6
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Thin films of (Pb1−xSrx)TiO3, x=0,0.5,1.0 have been prepared on glass substrates by the chemical-solution method using the spin-coating technique. The optical nonlinearity in the visible spectral region is investigated using short (5 ns) laser pulses at the off-resonant wavelength of 532 nm employing the open aperture z-scan technique. It is found that the third order nonlinear absorption is dependent on the lead content of the films, with the compositions x=0, 0.5 exhibiting large values (β∼10−7 m/W), thereby suggesting the possible use of these materials as optical limiters. No optical nonlinearity is observed for the composition with x=1.0.