Lithium Niobate: The Silicon of Photonics!
2013 (English)In: Nano-Optics for Enhancing Light-Matter Interactions on a Molecular Scale, Springer Netherlands, 2013, 421-422 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Lithium Niobate and its isomorphs (e.g. LiTaO3) is an artificial ferroelectric crystal belonging to the 3 m crystallografic group . It is characterised by large pyroelectric, piezoelectric, acusto-optic, nonlinear and electro-optic coefficients features and is one of the key materials for the fabrication of integrated optical devices . LiNbO3 is one of the most versatile and widely used material in photonics, with a broad range of applications ranging from acoustic-wave transducers and filters in mobile telephones, to optical modulators and wavelength converters in fibre telecommunication systems, to name just a few. Recent advances in linear and nonlinear microstructuring technologies on the LiNbO3 material platform, involving domain engineering by electric field poling techniques as well as ion-exchange processes and etching techniques, enable the fabrication of both linear and nonlinear photonic crystals as showed in Fig. 42.1.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2013. 421-422 p.
, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, ISSN 1874-6500
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160612DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5313-6_42ISBN: 978-94-007-5312-9ISBN: 978-94-007-5313-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-160612DiVA: diva2:790538
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