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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8019–8024

Patterning of two-dimensional planar lithium niobate architectures on glass surface by laser scanning

Tsuyoshi Honma and Takayuki Komatsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8019-8024 (2010)

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Two-dimensional planar LiNbO3 (LN) crystal architectures are patterned on the surface of Li2O-Nb2O5-B2O3-SiO2 glass by continuous wave ytterbium YVO4 fiber laser (wavelength: 1080 nm) irradiations, in which lasers are scanned continuously with narrow steps (pitches: 0.3 and 0.5 μm) and thus with overlaps of laser irradiated parts. For the planar LN crystals (area: 50 μm × 100 μm) patterned by laser scanning with a power of 0.9 W and a speed of 7 μm/s, it is demonstrated from polarized micro-Raman scattering spectra and azimuthal dependence of second harmonic intensities that the c-axis orientation of LN crystals is established along the laser scanning direction. The present study proposes that the laser irradiation technique gives us uniform LN crystal films on the glass surface.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Tsuyoshi Honma and Takayuki Komatsu, "Patterning of two-dimensional planar lithium niobate architectures on glass surface by laser scanning," Opt. Express 18, 8019-8024 (2010)

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