Special Issue "Recent Progress in Lithium Niobate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: computer modelling; interatomic potentials; optical materials; defects and dopants
This planned special issue of Crystals is the third issue devoted to LiNbO3 (the previous two being on ‘Lithium Niobate Crystals’ and ‘Thin Films and Nanocrystals’).
LiNbO3 is an all-star material from both the scientific and technological viewpoints and the subject of a great number of publications since its first preparation in 1937. Due to its excellent electro/acousto-optical properties, LiNbO3 has been widely used in optoelectronic devices for decades, ranging from optical fibre communications to wireless and micromechanical systems. Among the latest applications are modulators and filters with lasers on a single LiNbO3 wafer, especially promising in integrated optics. Recently, high quality low optical loss source material for waveguides such as lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) is playing an important role in photonic integrated circuits. LiNbO3 provides powerful optical components in high-energy laser applications, in terahertz technology and is also the subject of lead-free piezoceramics and nanophotonics.
The different applications require different forms of LiNbO3 such as bulk, thin film, nanocrystal and composite. In this Special Issue studies are welcomed dealing with different preparation techniques of different forms of LiNbO3, theoretical and experimental investigations of their structure and research on specific developments and novel applications.
Dr. Robert A. Jackson
Dr. Zsuzsanna Szaller
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Crystal growth
- Crystal defects
- Computer modelling
- Nanocrystals and nanopowders
- Thin films
- Lithium niobate waveguides
- Integrated optics
- Nonlinear optics
- THz-wave generation