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Optical control of electric-field poling in LiTaO3

Optical control of electric-field poling in LiTaO3
Optical control of electric-field poling in LiTaO3
We present a room temperature technique for optically inducing periodic domain-inverted structures in bulk (0.2mm thick) LiTaO3. By simultaneous application of an electric field and patterned illumination using UV wavelengths (351nm and 364nm) we demonstrate modulation of the resulting domain profile. We discuss the origins of the observed optical effect and describe our results from repeated domain switching, by cycling the electric field.
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309-311
Ross, G.W.
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Smith, P.G.R.
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Ross, G.W., Smith, P.G.R. and Eason, R.W. (1997) Optical control of electric-field poling in LiTaO3. Applied Physics Letters, 71 (3), 309-311. (doi:10.1063/1.119557).

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We present a room temperature technique for optically inducing periodic domain-inverted structures in bulk (0.2mm thick) LiTaO3. By simultaneous application of an electric field and patterned illumination using UV wavelengths (351nm and 364nm) we demonstrate modulation of the resulting domain profile. We discuss the origins of the observed optical effect and describe our results from repeated domain switching, by cycling the electric field.

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Published date: July 1997

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Local EPrints ID: 77979
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77979
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: f0aa31b7-48bc-4445-9565-dc5f5919d941
ORCID for P.G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:06

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Author: G.W. Ross
Author: P.G.R. Smith ORCID iD
Author: R.W. Eason ORCID iD

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