Special Issue "New Trends in Lithium Niobate: From Bulk to Nanocrystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: Crystal defects and radiation transients in non-linear oxide crystals and scintillators; paramagnetic resonance
Interests: optical crystals; spectroscopy; point defects; hydroxyl ions; localized vibrations; rare-earth absorption and luminescence
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This planned Special Issue of Crystals is already the fourth one focusing on LiNbO3, and this for a good reason. Since its first preparation in 1937, and especially after its Czochralski growth in 1964/65 as a homogeneous artificial crystal with outstanding ferroelectric, non-linear optical, and holographic properties, the widespread use of lithium niobate as a workhorse for testing and realizing new ideas and applications seems to continue in a number of fields. Recent examples are THz phenomena, ultrashort transients, nanocrystals, and delayed electronic response spanning a time range from femtoseconds to minutes, to mention just a few. Miniaturized integrated optics and expected quantum optics applications also require further development and deeper understanding of the technology and functioning of this paradigmatic material in its new forms, including bottom-up assembly and top-down techniques and methods for their control, as well as the investigation and optimization of the modified properties. The sometimes controversial earlier results and new experiments call for new interpretations and their confirmation by theoretical modeling using also recent progress in computational tools.
Contributions of all kinds addressing these and similar topics from specialized or multidisciplinary aspects, including also short reviews, are invited to the special issue of /Crystals/ "New Trends in Lithium Niobate: from Bulk to Nanocrystals" which is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Dr. Ortwin F. Schirmer and is planned to appear by the end of 2020.
Prof. Dr. Gábor Corradi
Prof. Dr. László Kovács
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Crystal growth, defects, modeling
- Transient phenomena
- Nanocrystals, nanopowders
- Integrated optics
- Quantum photonics
- Photovoltaics, ferroelectrics
- THz pulse generation