A high-performance laser energy meter based on anisotropic Seebeck effect in a strongly correlated electronic thin film

G. Y. Zhang, H. R. Zheng, W. H. Huang, X. Y. Zhang, D. L. Gao, H. Zhang, P. X. Zhang, Tseung-Yuen Tseng, H. U. Habermeier, C. T. Lin, H. H. Cheng*

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Abstract

We have developed a high-performance laser energy meter based on anisotropic Seebeck effect in a strongly correlated electronic (SCE) thin film. SCE thin films, typically represented by high-temperature superconductor (HTS) cuprate and colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) manganite thin films, demonstrate tremendous anisotropic See-beck effect. In this study, a La2/3Ca 1/3MnO3 thin film grown on a tilted LaAlO3 substrate is tested with the fundamental, the second, the third, and the fourth harmonics (1064, 532, 355, 266 nm, respectively) of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser over a wide range of temperatures from room temperature to 16 K. The peak-value of the laser-induced thermoelectric voltage signal shows a good linear relationship with the laser energy per pulse in the measured wavelength and temperature ranges. The combined advantages over other commercial laser detectors such as nanosecondorder response and spectrally broad and flat response over a wide range of temperatures, in situ real-time measurement, and energy savings, make the device an ideal candidate for next-generation laser detectors and laser power/energy meters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2013

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