Session H37: SPS Undergraduate Research III

8:00 AM–11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Room: 108

Sponsoring Unit: SPS
Chair: Gary White, AIP/SPS

Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.H37.11

Abstract: H37.00011 : Second harmonic generation and non-linear corrections to the high frequency susceptibility of a multiferroic material

10:00 AM–10:12 AM

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  Philip Javernick
    (Augusta State University)

  Trinanjan Datta
    (Augusta State University)

We consider the effects of non-linear (second order) corrections to the high-frequency susceptibilities of a material that is simultaneously ferroelectric and a canted antiferromagnet (multiferroic). The non-linear corrections introduce a second harmonic term in the magnetic, electric, and multiferroic susceptibilities. Using the Landau-Lifshitz equation of motion for the magnetic components and the Landau-Khalatnikov relaxation equation for the electric polarization we theoretically compute the non-linear corrections to the susceptibilities for the optic antiferromagnetic mode, the acoustic mode, and the electric susceptibilities up to second order. Using realistic material parameters we find that the corrections have either a noticeable or negligible effect on the first order susceptibility values.

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