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Chin. Phys. B, 2022, Vol. 31(8): 088106    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac754c
Special Issue: TOPICAL REVIEW — Celebrating 30 Years of Chinese Physics B
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Photon-interactions with perovskite oxides

Hongbao Yao(姚洪宝)1, Er-Jia Guo(郭尔佳)1,2,3, Chen Ge(葛琛)1,2, Can Wang(王灿)1,2,3, Guozhen Yang(杨国桢)1,2, and Kuijuan Jin(金奎娟)1,2,3,†
1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China;
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
3 Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
Abstract  Photons with variable energy, high coherency, and switchable polarization provide an ideal tool-kits for exploring the cutting-edge scientific questions in the condensed matter physics and material sciences. Over decades, extensive researches in the sample fabrication and excitation have employed the photon as one of the important means to synthesize and explore the low-dimensional quantum materials. In this review, we firstly summarize the recent progresses of the state-of-the-art thin-film deposition methods using excimer pulsed laser, by which syntactic oxides with atomic-unit-cell-thick layers and extremely high crystalline quality can be programmatically fabricated. We demonstrate that the artificially engineered oxide quantum heterostructures exhibit the unexpected physical properties which are absent in their parent forms. Secondly, we highlight the recent work on probing the symmetry breaking at the surface/interface/interior and weak couplings among nanoscale ferroelectric domains using optical second harmonic generation. We clarify the current challenges in the in-situ characterizations under the external fields and large-scale imaging using optical second harmonic generation. The improvements in the sample quality and the non-contact detection technique further promote the understanding of the mechanism of the novel properties emerged at the interface and inspire the potential applications, such as the ferroelectric resistive memory and ultrahigh energy storage capacitors.
Keywords:  laser molecular-beam epitaxy      optical second harmonic generation      functional oxides  
Received:  20 March 2022      Revised:  27 May 2022      Accepted manuscript online:  02 June 2022
PACS:  81.70.Fy (Nondestructive testing: optical methods)  
  42.65.-k (Nonlinear optics)  
  81.16.Mk (Laser-assisted deposition)  
  91.25.Ey (Interactions between exterior sources and interior properties)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (Grant Nos. 2017YFA0303604, 2019YFA0308500, and 2020YFA0309100), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11721404, 11934019, 11974390, and 12074416), the Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. 2018008), the Beijing Nova Program of Science and Technology (Grant No. Z191100001119112), Beijing Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 2202060), and the Strategic Priority Research Program (B) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. XDB33030200).
Corresponding Authors:  Kuijuan Jin     E-mail:

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Hongbao Yao(姚洪宝), Er-Jia Guo(郭尔佳), Chen Ge(葛琛), Can Wang(王灿), Guozhen Yang(杨国桢), and Kuijuan Jin(金奎娟) Photon-interactions with perovskite oxides 2022 Chin. Phys. B 31 088106

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