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Latency effects and periodic structures in light-induced frustrated etching of Fe:doped LiNbO3

Latency effects and periodic structures in light-induced frustrated etching of Fe:doped LiNbO3
Latency effects and periodic structures in light-induced frustrated etching of Fe:doped LiNbO3
Single crystals of z-cut 0.05% Fe:doped lithium niobate (Fe:LiNbO3), have been etched in a mixture of HF and HNO3 acids, under simultaneous illumination from a ~100 mW 488 nm wavelength Ar ion laser light source, focused to power densities of ~50 W cm–2 at the crystal surface exposed to the etchant. Etching is partially inhibited in illuminated regions, and the degree of inhibition shows a systematic latency: sites illuminated early in the etch run resist further etching even after the light is removed. Etched structures additionally exhibit regular periodic features of ~0.5 µm scale length. Details of these structures are shown, and the latent etching effect is discussed.
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2792-2794
Boyland, Alexander J.
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Mailis, Sakellaris
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Barry, Ian E.
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Eason, Robert W.
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Boyland, Alexander J.
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Barry, Ian E.
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Eason, Robert W.
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Boyland, Alexander J., Mailis, Sakellaris, Barry, Ian E., Eason, Robert W. and Kaczmarek, Malgosia (2000) Latency effects and periodic structures in light-induced frustrated etching of Fe:doped LiNbO3. Applied Physics Letters, 77 (18), 2792-2794. (doi:10.1063/1.1320850).

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Single crystals of z-cut 0.05% Fe:doped lithium niobate (Fe:LiNbO3), have been etched in a mixture of HF and HNO3 acids, under simultaneous illumination from a ~100 mW 488 nm wavelength Ar ion laser light source, focused to power densities of ~50 W cm–2 at the crystal surface exposed to the etchant. Etching is partially inhibited in illuminated regions, and the degree of inhibition shows a systematic latency: sites illuminated early in the etch run resist further etching even after the light is removed. Etched structures additionally exhibit regular periodic features of ~0.5 µm scale length. Details of these structures are shown, and the latent etching effect is discussed.

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Published date: 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 15141
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15141
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 84cee57b-8132-4bee-a828-51583cce2266
ORCID for Sakellaris Mailis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8100-2670
ORCID for Robert W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 17 Mar 2005
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:13

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