In-situ visualization, monitoring and analysis of electric field domain reversal process in ferroelectric crystals by digital holography
2004 (English)In: Optics express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 12, no 9, 1832-1842 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In-situ monitoring of domain reversal in congruent lithium niobate by a digital holographic technique is described. While the ferroelectric polarization is reversed by electric field poling, the two-dimensional distribution of the phase shift, due mainly to the linear electro-optic and piezoelectric effects, is measured and visualized. Digital holography is used to reconstruct both amplitude and phase of the wavefield transmitted by the sample to reveal the phase shift induced by adjacent reversed domains during the poling. The resulting movies of both amplitude and phase maps, for in-situ visualization of domain pattern formation, are shown. The possibility of using the technique as tool for monitoring in real-time the periodic poling of patterned samples is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 12, no 9, 1832-1842 p.
Electrooptic Imaging Microscopy; Congruent Litao3 Crystals; Lithium-Niobate Crystals; Internal Field; Reconstruction; Linbo3; Walls; Compensation; Optics; Origin
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5818ISI: 000221423300007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5818DiVA: diva2:10326
QC 201008242006-05-302006-05-302010-12-06Bibliographically approved