Lithium niobate nanowires synthesis, optical properties, and manipulation
Free-standing lithium niobate nanowires (LiNbO_3) are synthesized by the hydrothermal route. The polarization response of the second harmonic generation (SHG) signal is measured in a single nanowire and used to identify the crystal orientation by matching with bulk LiNbO_3 nonlinear optical susceptibility. The electrical manipulation of a LiNbO_3 nanowire and its monitoring through the SHG signal in a fluidic setup are demonstrated.
Additional Information© 2009 American Institute of Physics. Received 20 July 2009; accepted 31 August 2009; published online 6 October 2009. At the Optics Laboratory, this project is partly supported by the NCCR Quantum Photonics program of the Swiss National Foundation. Work at the LNNME was carried out within the NCCR Nanoscience program of the Swiss National Foundation.
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