Lead vanadate (PbVO3) is a multifunctional material which is both polar and magnetic. Its optical properties, important for linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of the material, are presented. Using spectroscopic ellipsometry, the refractive index and absorption versus wavelength of lead vanadate thin films at 295K is reported. Using optical second harmonic generation, the nonlinear optical coefficients were determined to be d15d31=0.20±0.02, d33d31=316.0±4.4, and d33=10.40±0.35pmV at a fundamental wavelength of 800nm.

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