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Title: Pyroelectric field assisted ion migration induced by ultraviolet laser irradiation and its impact on ferroelectric domain inversion in lithium niobate crystals

The impact of UV laser irradiation on the distribution of lithium ions in ferroelectric lithium niobate single crystals has been numerically modelled. Strongly absorbed UV radiation at wavelengths of 244–305 nm produces steep temperature gradients which cause lithium ions to migrate and result in a local variation of the lithium concentration. In addition to the diffusion, here the pyroelectric effect is also taken into account which predicts a complex distribution of lithium concentration along the c-axis of the crystal: two separated lithium deficient regions on the surface and in depth. The modelling on the local lithium concentration and the subsequent variation of the coercive field are used to explain experimental results on the domain inversion of such UV treated lithium niobate crystals.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3]
  1. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)
  2. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)
  3. Institute of Physics, University of Bonn, Wegelerstrasse 8, 53115 Bonn (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218085
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CONCENTRATION RATIO; DEPTH; DIFFUSION; DISTRIBUTION; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; LASER RADIATION; LITHIUM IONS; MONOCRYSTALS; NIOBATES; PYROELECTRIC EFFECT; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION