Epitaxial growth of ferroelectric thin films on GaAs (100) by pulsed laser deposition was examined for integrated electro-optic device applications. To promote epitaxy of ferroelectrics and prevent interdiffusion, we have deposited several types of buffer layers. CeO2 reacted strongly with GaAs. Although Y203 9% stabilized-ZrO2 films showed epitaxial growth, YSZ reacted with GaAs at 780°C. MgO grew epitaxially and was stable even at 780°C. HRTEM observation showed a sharp interface between MgO and GaAs. BaTiO3 and SrTiO3 deposited on MgO/GaAs structures showed epitaxial growth. In-plane orientation was BaTiO3 [100 // MgO  // GaAs . Epitaxial BaTiO3 films were c-axis oriented tetragonal phase and showed ferroelectric hysteresis.