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UV laser-induced poling inhibition in lithium niobate crystals

Ying, Y.J., Sones, C.L., Steigerwald, H., Johann, F., Soergel, E., Buse, K., Eason, R.W. and Mailis, S. (2009) UV laser-induced poling inhibition in lithium niobate crystals At Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009). 1 pp.

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Abstract

The development of methods for ferroelectric domain engineering in lithium niobate (LN) is of special importance as it not only enables the fabrication of efficient non-linear devices (PPLN) [1] but also constitutes a very effective path towards micro-structuring of this important ferroelectric crystal [2]. UV laser-induced poling inhibition is a process whereby domain inversion is prohibited as a result of previous UV laser irradiation of the crystal. The effect was first demonstrated using a frequency-doubled argon ion laser (244 nm) to irradiate the +z face of congruently melting undoped and MgO-doped LN single crystals followed by electric field poling [3]. In that initial report the potential of the method for both, ferroelectric domain engineering and micro-structuring, was demonstrated.

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Published date: June 2009
Venue - Dates: Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009), 2009-06-01

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Local EPrints ID: 79000
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79000
PURE UUID: 4ba07ce4-8d16-4f46-a715-72074b6d747e
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 18 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:19

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Author: Y.J. Ying
Author: C.L. Sones
Author: H. Steigerwald
Author: F. Johann
Author: E. Soergel
Author: K. Buse
Author: R.W. Eason ORCID iD
Author: S. Mailis

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