Optical properties of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 films prepared by aerosol deposition

Hiroki Tsuda*, Masafumi Nakada, Jun Akedo, Keishi Ohashi

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The optical properties and related band structure of ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate [PZT, Pb(Zr0.6Ti0.4)O3] films prepared on glass substrates at room temperature by aerosol deposition were investigated. The reflectance and transmittance of the PZT films were measured in the wavelength range from UV to near-infrared. The measured optical spectra were analyzed using dielectric function models that describe optical transitions in the band gap region. Optical absorption of the as-deposited PZT films was found to be larger than that of the annealed PZT films in the near-infrared wavelength range. The analyzed results indicated that post-deposition annealing increased the band gap energy of the PZT films, corresponding to a decrease in optical absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4524970
Pages (from-to)975-979
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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