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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 179–189

Electro-optic and dielectric properties of Zirconium-doped congruent lithium–niobate crystals

Mustapha Abarkan, Michel Aillerie, Ninel Kokanyan, Clément Teyssandier, and Edvard Kokanyan  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 179-189 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.000179


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Abstract

Measurements of electro-optic and dielectric properties in Zirconium (Zr)- doped lithium niobate (LN:Zr) crystals are performed as functions of the dopant concentration in the range 0.0-2.5 mol%. The clamped and unclamped electro-optic coefficients r222 of Zr-doped LN and the corresponding dielectric permittivity as well, have been experimentally determined and compared with the results obtained in undoped congruent LN crystals. We show that the electro-optic and dielectric properties present a kink around 2 mol% of zirconium which seems to be the “threshold” concentration required to strongly reduce the photorefractive effect. All reported results confirm that the LN:Zr is a very promising candidate for several non linear devices.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate

ToC Category:
Electro-optical Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2013
Published: January 2, 2014

Citation
Mustapha Abarkan, Michel Aillerie, Ninel Kokanyan, Clément Teyssandier, and Edvard Kokanyan, "Electro-optic and dielectric properties of Zirconium-doped congruent lithium–niobate crystals," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 179-189 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-1-179


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