Nonlinear-optic and ferroelectric behavior of lithium borate-strontium bismuth tantalate glass-ceramic composite

G. Senthil Murugan, K. B.R. Varma, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Takayuki Komatsu

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Abstract

Transparent glasses in the system (100-x) Li2B4O7-xSrBi2Ta 2O9 (0≤x≤20) were fabricated via a splat-quenching technique. The glassy nature of the as-quenched samples was established by differential thermal analyses. X-ray powder diffraction and transmission electron microscopic studies confirmed the amorphous nature of the as-quenched and crystallinity (40 nm) in the heat-treated (glass-ceramic) samples. The dielectric constant (∈r) of the glass-ceramic composite (x = 20, heat treated at 773 K/8 h) was in between that of the parent host glass (Li2B4O7) and strontium bismuth tantalate ceramics in the frequency range 100 Hz-40 MHz at 300 K. These exhibited intense second-harmonic generation and a ferroelectric hysteritic behavior (P vs E loops) at 300 K. The coercive field (Ec) and the remnant polarization (Pr) were 1053 V/cm and 0.483 μC/cm2, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4019-4021
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume78
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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