Ferroelectric Crystals for Photonic Applications, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642410863
  • ISBN-13: 9783642410864
  • DDC: 537.2448
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 493 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book deals with the latest achievements in the field of ferroelectric domain engineering and characterization at micro- and nano-scale dimensions and periods. The book collects the results obtained in the last years by world scientific leaders in the field, thus providing a valid and unique overview of the state-of-the-art and also a view to future applications of those engineered and used materials in the field of photonics. The second edition covers the major aspects of ferroelectric domain engineering and combines basic research and latest updated applications such as challenging results by introducing either new as well as extended chapters on Photonics Crystals based on Lithium Niobate and Lithium Tantalate crystals; generation, visualization and controlling of THz radiation; latest achievements on Optical Parametric Oscillators for application in precise spectroscopy. Further more recent advancements in characterization by probe scanning microscopy and optical methods with device and technological orientation. A state-of-the-art report on periodically poled processes and their characterization methods are provided on different materials (LiNbO3, KTP) furnishing update research on ferroelectric crystal by extending materials research and applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Fabrication.
2: Micro-Structuring and Ferroelectric Domain Engineering of Single Crystal Lithium Niobate.
3: Fabrication and Characterization of Self-Assembled Ferroelectric Linear and Nonlinear Photonic Crystals: GaN and LiNbO3.
4: Sub-Micron Structuring of LiNbO3 Crystals with Multi-Period and Complex Geometries.
5: Nonlinear Optical Waveguides in Stoichiometric Lithium Tantalate.
6: 3-D Integrated Optical Microcircuits in Lithium Niobate Written by Spatial Solitons.
7: Characterization.
8: Light Aided Domain Patterning and Rare Earth Emission Based Imaging of Ferroelectric Domains.
9: Visual and Quantitative Characterization of Ferroelectric Crystals and Related Domain Engineering Processes by Interferometric Techniques.
10: New Insights into Ferroelectric Domain Imaging with Piezoresponse Force Microscopy.
11: Structural Characterization of Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Crystals by High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction.
12: Applications.
13: Nonlinear Interactions in Periodic and Quasi-Periodic Nonlinear Photonic Crystals.
14: Domain-Engineered Ferroelectric Crystals for Nonlinear and Quantum Optics.
15: Photonic Bandgap Properties of Lithium Niobate.
16: Lithium Niobate Whispering Gallery Resonators: Applications and Fundamental Studies.
17: Applications of Domain Engineering in Ferroelectrics for Photonic Applications.
18: Electro-Optics Effect in Periodically Domain-Inverted Ferroelectrics Crystals: Principles and Applications.
19: The LiNbO3 Slab Waveguide: A Platform for Terahertz Signal Generation, Detection, and Control.
20: Periodically-Poled Ferroelectric Crystals Based OPO—A Powerful Source for Precision Spectroscopy.
21: Electro-Optical Devices Obtained by LiNbO3 Crystals.