Proton-exchanged OH- absorption spectra of highly Zn-doped LiNbO3 with and without polarization inversion

Pei Chang Tsai, Chih Ta Chia*, Shou Tai Lin, Yen Chieh Huang, Hsiu Feng Lu, Sheng Hsien Lin

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The proton-exchanged OH- absorption spectra of congruent and 8.1 mol % Zn-doped LiNbO3 single crystals with and without polarization inversion are presented. The variation in the proton-exchanged OH- spectra for the congruent sample is not affected by polarization inversion. This result confirms the Li-vacancy model. However, the highly doped sample shows stronger increase in intensities with polarization inversion. In our investigation, highly negative charge vacancy model confirms with proton-exchanged OH- absorption spectra and domain inversion etching experiment. Finally, we demonstrated the polarization inversion mechanism with these two samples based on extended x-ray-absorption fine structure experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081909
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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