Raman Scattering on the Effective Soft Mode for Lithium Niobate Crystals

  • V. S. Gorelik
  • A. Yu. Pyatyshev


The evolution of Raman spectra in a wide range of temperatures that includes the ferroelectric transition point in lithium niobate single crystals is studied for polarization geometry X(ZZ)Y. In this geometry, the soft mode responsible for the phase transition distinguished by 1A1(TO)-type symmetry should appear in the spectra. Experimental studies show that the 1A1(TO) mode interacts resonantly with nonfundamental modes in the low-frequency region of the spectrum. Near the ferroelectric phase transition point, an isofrequency opalescence effect is observed that consists of an abrupt increase in Raman signal intensity at fixed frequencies near the excitation line.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.AO NPP IstokFryazino, Moscow oblastRussia

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