OBSERVATION OF FERROELECTRIC 180-DEGREES DOMAINS BY MICROPHOTOMETRY OF HOLOGRAPHIC GRATINGS

Autor(en): SUGG, B
KAHMANN, F
PANKRATH, R
RUPP, RA
Stichwörter: CRYSTALS; Optics; REFRACTIVE-INDEX GRATINGS
Erscheinungsdatum: 1994
Herausgeber: OPTICAL SOC AMER
Journal: APPLIED OPTICS
Volumen: 33
Ausgabe: 23
Startseite: 5386
Seitenende: 5389
Zusammenfassung: 
A new holographic observation technique for 180 degrees domains is demonstrated with a cerium-doped strontium barium niobate sample containing two antiparallel ferroelectric domains. The method relies on the fact that the phase shift of holographically written refractive-index gratings is pi/2 or -pi/2 with respect to the initial Light interference pattern depending on the orientation of the domains. As a consequence, readout of these gratings creates at the exit face of the sample new interference patterns shifted by 0 or pi with respect to the initial one. These patterns, providing an image of the domain structure, are observed by microscope.
ISSN: 00036935
DOI: 10.1364/AO.33.005386

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