Three-dimensional ferroelectric domain visualization by Cerenkov-type second harmonic generation.
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We show that focusing a laser light onto the boundary between antiparallel ferroelectric domains leads to the non-collinear generation of two second harmonic (SH) beams. The beams are emitted in a plane normal to the domain boundaries at the angles that satisfy the Cerenkov-type phase matching condition. Moreover, these beam disappear when the laser light is focused on a homogenous part of a single domain. We utilize this effect for 3-dimensional visualization of fine details of the ferroelectric domain pattern with a submicron accuracy.
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Sheng, Y., Best, A., Butt, H., Krolikowski, W., Arie, A., & Koynov, K.
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Sheng, Yan||Best, Andreas||Butt, Hans-Jürgen||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Arie, Ady||Koynov, Kaloian