Ferroelectric domain engineering and micro-structuring of lithium niobate

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Abstract

This paper discusses a number of recently developed all optical and optically assisted methods for ferroelectric domain engineering in lithium niobate and their impact on the micro-structuring of this optical ferroelectric crystal. Optical radiation is used to change the response of lithium niobate crystals to externally applied electric field encouraging or inhibiting ferroelectric domain inversion in a simultaneous or latent manner. Optically assisted poling processes have the advantage of producing ferroelectric domains with arbitrary shapes free from crystal symmetry restrictions which is very important for fabricating surface micro/nano-structures in this material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Trends and Novel Materials in Photonics - International Commission for Optics Topical Meeting, ICO Photonics Delphi 2009
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Commission for Optics (ICO), Topical Meeting on "Emerging Trends and Novel Materials in Photonics", ICO-Photonics-Delphi2009 - Delphi, Greece
Duration: 7 Oct 20099 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1288
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Commission for Optics (ICO), Topical Meeting on "Emerging Trends and Novel Materials in Photonics", ICO-Photonics-Delphi2009
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityDelphi
Period7/10/099/10/09

Keywords

  • Ferroelectric domain inversion
  • Lithium niobate
  • Optical waveguides

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