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Electrical and optical properties of alkoxide-derived lithium niobate thin layers
Author(s): Daniel S. Hagberg; Dennis J. Eichorst; David A. Payne
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Paper Abstract

Sol-gel processing methods were investigated for the preparation of lithium niobate optical layers. Two alkoxide systems, ethanol and 2-methoxyethanol, were studied. The methods resulted in either randomly oriented polycrystalline layers on silicon or grain-oriented layers on sapphire and platinum substrates. Data are reported for the electrical and optical properties of the layers. In addition to stoichiometric lithium niobate layers, Ti:LiNbO was prepared by the addition of titanium alkoxides to the solutions. Optical data are presented for the Ti:LiNbO3 layers as a function of titanium content.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1328, Sol-Gel Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22583
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel S. Hagberg, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Dennis J. Eichorst, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
David A. Payne, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1328:
Sol-Gel Optics
John D. Mackenzie; Donald R. Ulrich, Editor(s)

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