Large optical nonlinearities in BiMnO 3 thin films

Alok Sharan, Ilsin An, Chi Chen, Robert W. Collins, James Lettieri, Yunfa Jia, Darrell G. Schlom, Venkatraman Gopalan

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Large third-order optical nonlinearities were studied in thin films of BiMnO 3 (BMO) grown on SrTiO 3 (STO) substrates by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). A single-beam Z-scan technique was employed for nonlinear fraction, and nonlinear absorption measurements at room temperature. The film response under external electric fields was probed and the Z-scan signal was measured to further probe the optical nonlinearity. The results show that the second harmonic generation (SHG) signal strength shows time dependence when subjected to a periodic wave form, resulting in different amounts of enhancement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5169-5171
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 22 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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