Influence of a Strong Electromagnetic Field on Phase Transitions in Ferroelectrics

  • B. P. Kirsanov
Part of the The Lebedev Physics Institute Series book series (LPIS, volume 79)


A report is given of a theoretical analysis of the influence of a strong but non-resonant optical field on phase transitions in ferroelectrics. It is shown that the nonlinear properties of a ferroelectric give rise to an additional ordering of elementary dipoles, and, as a result, the transition temperature rises. It is found that, in some cases, the phase transition apparently smears out. An estimate is obtained of the transition temperature rise as a function of the field intensity.


Phase Transition Spontaneous Polarization Optical Field Paraelectric Phase Ferroelectric Transition 


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