Optical characterization of erbium doped LiNbO(3) poling properties
Authors: Paturzo M., Grilli S., Ferraro P., Finizio A., De Natale P., Argiolas N., Bazzan M., Ciampolillo M.V., Sada C.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicataand LENS-European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Na), Italy;
Physics Department, University of Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
Abstract: We investigate the characteristics of the poling process of two samples of Er:LiNbO(3) grown by the Chzocralski technique by comparing their optical properties. The first has a multidomain structure and shows some optical inhomogeneities probably due to lattice defects; the second, poled at the high temperature just after the growth, has a ferroelectric monodomain structure. Moreover, in order to highlight the effect of the high temperature poling, a further poling process was performed on both the samples at room temperature and was monitored in real time through a simple optical setup in order to evidence whether the erbium inclusion influences the poling process and which are the differences between the poling dynamics of the two samples. The results show that the erbium causes a change of the coercive field value with respect to the pure congruent LiNbO(3) crystals, and that the multidomain structure influences strongly the poling dynamics. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS
Volume: 104 (1) Pages from: 014103 to: 014103
KeyWords: Sugar (sucrose), Erbium doping; Optical characterizations; Poling process, ErbiumDOI: 10.1063/1.2946720Citations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here