Study on surface layer formed on LiNbO3 single crystal using higher order nonlinear dielectric microscopy

Yasuo Cho, Koya Ohara, Hiroyuki Odagawa

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Distribution and growth of very thin surface layers on LiNbO 3 are investigated by scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy. This microscopy technique involves the measurement of higher order nonlinear dielectric constants, with depth resolution down to one unit cell order. By changing the order of nonlinearity of the dielectric response, we observe the growth profiled process of a surface paraelectric layer on LiNbO 3 single crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1


  • Higher order nonlinear dielectric constant
  • Scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Surface layer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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