Dynamics of domain inversion in LiNbO3 poled using topographic electrode geometries

Benjamin F. Johnston, Michael J. Withford

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We report results of an investigation studying the domain inversion kinetics of lithium niobate when electric field poling using laser-machined topographical electrodes. Inversion is shown to begin with a single nucleation spike and the domains evolve in a unique fashion governed by the topographical structure. We also demonstrate control of the resulting domain widths when poling using this technique. The results presented have implications for rapid prototyping of chirped and aperiodic domain structures in lithium niobate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number262901
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2005

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Copyright 2005 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied physics letters, Vol. 86, Issue 26, p. 262901 and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?apl/86/262901.

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