Acousto-optic properties of PZN-PT single crystals

Yu Lu, Z. Y. Cheng, Qiming Zhang

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In order to explore the acousto-optic (A-O) applications of the ferroelectric single crystal lead zinc niobate and lead titanate, (PZN-PT), the A-O coefficients π were characterized for 0.9Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.1PbTiO3, a composition near the morphotropic phase boundary. The independent elements of π were determined by means of both the hydrostatic and uniaxial stress measurements using an interferometer method. The results show that the crystal exhibits very large A-O effects, on a peer with TeO2, the best A-O crystal currently available. Considering the fact that this material also possesses very high E-O and piezoelectric responses, it allows the development of a class of unique devices, combining the high A-O, E-O, and piezoelectric effects, which could lead to significant advance in the device concept, size, performance, and power consumption. One example will be discussed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
EditorsS.C. Schneider, M. Levy, B.R. McAvoy
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 IEEE Ultasonics Symposium - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Oct 22 2000Oct 25 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117


Other2000 IEEE Ultasonics Symposium
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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