Electro-optical properties of (Pb, La)(Zr, Ti)O3 films prepared by aerosol deposition method

Masafumi Nakada*, Keishi Ohashi, Maxim Lebedev, Jun Akedo

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Electro-optically active and highly transparent lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate [PLZT, Pb0.91La0.09(Zr0.65 Ti0.35)O3] films over 1 μm thick were deposited directly on glass substrates using an aerosol deposition method. An optical transmittance of 70% at the wavelength of 800 nm was obtained for a 4.5-μm-thick PLZT film with a reflection loss of 20% at the film and substrate surfaces. A quadratic electro-optical response with a slim loop was observed, consistent with the expected bulk response. The quadratic electro-optical coefficient was 2.5 × 10-18 m2/V2, comparable to that of films deposited on buffer layers using a sol-gel method. These results indicate that aerosol deposition provides a superior method for depositing the layers of optical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5960-5962
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 B
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerosol deposition
  • Electro-optical effect
  • PLZT
  • Thick film
  • Transparent film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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