Nonlinearity of a composite relaxor ferroelectric transducer

Jian Yu Lu, Tai K. Song, James F. Greenleaf, Clyde G. Oakley

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Relaxor ferroelectric materials have been studied extensively in both theory and experiments for many years. Their applications to medical ultrasonic transducers have also been investigated. In this paper, we report an experimental study of a composite relaxor ferroelectric transducer and its nonlinear phenomenon at certain bias voltages. Novel applications of the relaxor transducer to diffraction-limited beam production, acoustic power measurement, low speckle medical imaging, and high resolution pulseecho imaging are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-48
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Nov 5 1992
EventNew Developments in Ultrasonic Transducers and Transducer Systems 1992 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 22 1992 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinearity of a composite relaxor ferroelectric transducer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this