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Light-induced order-of-magnitude decrease in the electric field for domain nucleation in MgO-doped lithium niobate crystals

Light-induced order-of-magnitude decrease in the electric field for domain nucleation in MgO-doped lithium niobate crystals
Light-induced order-of-magnitude decrease in the electric field for domain nucleation in MgO-doped lithium niobate crystals
We report an order-of-magnitude reduction in the electric field required for domain nucleation in 1 mol % MgO-doped near-stoichiometric and 5 mol % MgO-doped congruently grown lithium niobate crystals induced by illumination from a focused continuous wave laser beam at wavelengths of 514, 488, and 457 nm. A smaller decrease of 31% is also observed for undoped congruently grown crystals. The effect is independent of the visible wavelengths explored. Light-controlled domain patterning is also demonstrated.
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Sones, C.L.
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Wengler, M.C.
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Valdivia, C.E.
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Mailis, S.
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Eason, R.W.
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Buse, K.
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Sones, C.L.
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Valdivia, C.E.
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Mailis, S.
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Eason, R.W.
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Sones, C.L., Wengler, M.C., Valdivia, C.E., Mailis, S., Eason, R.W. and Buse, K. (2005) Light-induced order-of-magnitude decrease in the electric field for domain nucleation in MgO-doped lithium niobate crystals. Applied Physics Letters, 86 (2), 212901_1-212901_3. (doi:10.1063/1.1929099).

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We report an order-of-magnitude reduction in the electric field required for domain nucleation in 1 mol % MgO-doped near-stoichiometric and 5 mol % MgO-doped congruently grown lithium niobate crystals induced by illumination from a focused continuous wave laser beam at wavelengths of 514, 488, and 457 nm. A smaller decrease of 31% is also observed for undoped congruently grown crystals. The effect is independent of the visible wavelengths explored. Light-controlled domain patterning is also demonstrated.

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Published date: 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 21005
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21005
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: ad6dfbc1-2911-4c6d-a306-52549b3a1a9e
ORCID for S. Mailis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8100-2670
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 07 Mar 2006
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:13

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