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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 359–365

Photoinduced Ag-nanoparticle deposition on Fe-doped lithium niobate crystals

Fangfang Jia, Wenbo Yan, Donghui Wang, Lixia Zhang, Lihong Shi, Aidiao Lin, Guohong Liang, Min Li, Yuwei Zhang, Jiushuang Zhang, Haiyun Dong, Guifeng Chen, and Hongjian Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 359-365 (2014)

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We study the photoinduced deposition of Ag nanoparticles on Fe-doped LiNbO3 crystals by using an in situ probe. SEM and XPS analysis show that Ag metallic nanoparticles are close-packedly deposited on the crystal surface. Both 405 and 532nm laser are found effective for the photo-induced Ag deposition. The Ag deposition on the y-surface shows obvious anisotropy as compared to that on the + z-surface. Moreover, the Ag deposition on the + z-surface is found to start easily surrounding the focal point of the laser rather than at its center. Both photogalvanic and diffusion effects of photo-excited electrons are suggested to account for these features.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

ToC Category:
Lithium Niobate

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2013
Published: January 28, 2014

Fangfang Jia, Wenbo Yan, Donghui Wang, Lixia Zhang, Lihong Shi, Aidiao Lin, Guohong Liang, Min Li, Yuwei Zhang, Jiushuang Zhang, Haiyun Dong, Guifeng Chen, and Hongjian Chen, "Photoinduced Ag-nanoparticle deposition on Fe-doped lithium niobate crystals," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 359-365 (2014)

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