Ferroelectric Crystals for Photonic Applications

Including Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Techniques

  • Pietro Ferraro
  • Simonetta Grilli
  • Paolo De Natale

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Fabrication

  3. Characterization

  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Marco Bellini, Pablo Cancio, Gianluca Gagliardi, Giovanni Giusfredi, Pasquale Maddaloni, Davide Mazzotti et al.
      Pages 285-311
    3. N. Courjal, F. I. Baida, M.-P. Bernal, J. Dahdah, C. Guyot, H. Lu et al.
      Pages 313-335
    4. M. De Rosa, E. De Tommasi, P. Maddaloni, S. Mosca, I. Ricciardi, A. Rocco et al.
      Pages 453-473
    5. M. Paturzo, V. Pagliarulo, S. Grilli, P. Ferraro
      Pages 475-490
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 491-493

About this book


This book deals with the latest achievements in the field of ferroelectric domain engineering and characterization at micro- and nano-scale dimensions and periods. The book collects the results obtained in the last years by world scientific leaders in the field, thus providing a valid and unique overview of the state-of-the-art and also a view to future applications of those engineered and used materials in the field of photonics. The second edition covers the major aspects of ferroelectric domain engineering and combines basic research and latest updated applications such as challenging results by introducing either new as well as extended chapters on Photonics Crystals based on Lithiunm Niobate and Lithium Tantalate crystals;  generation, visualization and controlling of THz radiation; latest achievements on Optical Parametric Oscillators for application in precise spectroscopy. Furthermore recent advancements in characterization by probe scanning microscopy and optical methods  with device and technological orientation. A state-of-the-art report on periodically poled processes and their characterization methods are provided on different materials (LiNbO3, KTP) furnishing update research on ferroelectric crystal by extending materials research and applications.


Characterization Ferroelectric Photonic Crystals Fabrication Ferroelectric Photonic Crystals Ferroelectric Crystals Ferroelectric Domain Imaging Ferroelectric Domain Manipulation Light Aided Domain Patterning Micro-structuring and Ferroelectric Domain Engineering Nonlinear Optical Waveguides Photonic Devices Visual Characterization Ferroelectric Crystals

Editors and affiliations

  • Pietro Ferraro
    • 1
  • Simonetta Grilli
    • 2
  • Paolo De Natale
    • 3
  1. 1.CNR National Institute of OpticsPozzuoliItaly
  2. 2.CNR National Institute of Applied OpticsPozzuoliItaly
  3. 3.CNR National Institute of OpticsArcetriItaly

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