Electric-field effects of dielectric and optical properties in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.65Ti0.35O3 crystal

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Dielectric properties and domain structure have been measured as functions of temperature in a (001)-oriented Pb(Mg1∕3Nb2∕3)0.65Ti0.35O3 (PMNT35%) single crystal with and without a prior dc electric (E)-field poling. Without E-field poling, the dielectric loss exhibits a frequency-dependent maximum in the region of 120–180K, which can be described by a Vogel–Fulcher equation and fractal cluster model which implies structural irregularities within domains. With a prior poling a long-range monoclinic (tetragonal)→tetragonal (monoclinic) transition takes place near 212K upon heating. “Monoclinic (tetragonal)” represents that dominant monoclinic phase domains coexist with a small fraction of tetragonal phase domains. Optical transmission and birefringence were significantly enhanced by a prior E-field poling. The Cauchy equations for ordinary no and extraordinary nerefractive indices were determined between 0.45 and 1.4μm. However, the phase-matching criterion for second-harmonic generation was not found.




C.-S. Tu, F.-T. Wang, R.R. Chien, V.H. Schmidt, and G.F. Tuthill, “Electric-field effects of dielectric and optical properties in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.65Ti0.35O3 crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 064112 (2005).
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