An order of magnitude reduction in the electric field required for ferroelectric domain nucleation is observed in MgO-doped lithium niobate crystals using focused visible light from an Ar-ion laser.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
C. E. Valdivia, C. L. Sones, S. Mailis, R. W. Eason, M. C. Wengler, and K. Buse, "Visible-Light-Induced Tenfold Reduction of the Electric Field Required for Ferroelectric Domain Nucleation in MgO-Doped Lithium Niobate," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMW4.
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