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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 338–345

Micro-Raman spectroscopic visualization of lattice vibrations and strain in He+- implanted single-crystal LiNbO3

Hsu-Cheng Huang, Jerry I. Dadap, Irving P. Herman, Hassaram Bakhru, and Richard M. Osgood, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 338-345 (2014)

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Scanning micro-Raman spectroscopy has been utilized to image and investigate strain in He+-implanted congruent LiNbO3 samples. By using abruptly patterned implanted samples, we show that the spatial two-dimensional mapping of the Raman spectral peaks can be used to image the strain distribution and determine its absolute magnitude. We demonstrate that both short- and long-range length-scale in-plane and out-of-plane strain and stress states can be determined using the secular equations of phonon-deformation-potential theory. We also show that two-dimensional Raman imaging can be used to visualize the relaxation of strain in the crystal during low-temperature annealing.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

ToC Category:
Lithium Niobate

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: January 24, 2014

Hsu-Cheng Huang, Jerry I. Dadap, Irving P. Herman, Hassaram Bakhru, and Richard M. Osgood, "Micro-Raman spectroscopic visualization of lattice vibrations and strain in He+- implanted single-crystal LiNbO3," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 338-345 (2014)

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