Crystal ion slicing of domain microengineered electro-optic devices on lithium niobate

David A. Scrymgeour, Venkatraman Gopalan, Tony E. Haynes

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We report the successful fabrication of 6 um thick slices from a ferroelectric domain micro-engineered LiNb03 wafer device using the crystal ion slicing technique. The device was created by micropatterning ferroelectric domains in a bulk 0.3 mm thick wafer of z-cut LiNbOb, followed by ion-implanting with high energy He+ ions to create a damage layer at a well defined depth from the surface. Etching away this damaged layer in dilute hydrofluoric acid results in a liftoff of the top slice in which the ferroelectric domain patterns are left intact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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