Refractive-Index Changes of Titanium-Doped Near-Stoichiometric LiNbO 3 Crystals

Masaru Nakamura, Shunji Takekawa, Sunao Kurimura, Kenji Kitamura, Hirochika Nakajima

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    Abstract

    Titanium-doped (up to 9 mol%) near-stoichiometric LiNbO3 (SLN) crystals were grown from lithium-rich solutions by the top-seeded solution-growth method. The ordinary and the extraordinary refractive indices (no and ne) of the titanium-doped SLN (Ti:SLN) crystals were measured at room temperature by the prism-coupling technique in the wavelength range from 440 to 1550 nm. The relations between titanium concentrations and the ordinary and the extraordinary refractive-index changes (Δno and Δne) of the Ti:SLN crystals were investigated. Accordingly, it was found that both Δno and Δne linearly increase with increasing titanium concentration up to 9 mol% and that Δne is much larger than Δn o over the whole wavelength range. It was also found that both Δno and Δne increase with decreasing wavelength in all the Ti:SLN crystals with different titanium concentrations. Moreover, Δne of Ti:SLN doped with approximately 4 mol% of titanium (approximately 1 × 10-2) is almost the same as that of titanium-diffused SLN waveguides. In addition, a photoelastic effect on the refractive-index changes in the Ti:SLN crystal was estimated from using lattice-constant data determined by X-ray diffraction.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
    Volume42
    Issue number10 A
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1

    Keywords

    • LiNbO (LN)
    • Refractive-index change
    • Stoichiometric LiNbO
    • Ti-dlffused waveguide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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