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Field induced evolution of regular and random 2D domain structures and shape of isolated domains in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3

By A.I. Lobov, V.Ya Shur, I.S. Baturin, E.I. Shishkin, D.K. Kuznetsov, A.G. Shur, M.A. Dolbilov and K. Gallo

Abstract

The shapes of isolated domains produced by application of the uniform external electric field in different experimental conditions were investigated experimentally in single crystalline lithium niobate LiNbO3 and lithium tantalate LiTaO3. The study of the domain kinetics by computer simulation and experimentally by polarization reversal of the model structure using two-dimensional regular electrode pattern confirms applicability of the kinetic approach to explanation of the experimentally observed evolution of the domain shape and geometry of the domain structure. It has been shown that the fast domain walls strictly oriented along X directions appear after domain merging

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:46158
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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