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Synthesis and Multiscale Evaluation of LiNbO3-Containing Silicate Glass-Ceramics with Efficient Isotropic SHG Response

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  • Hélène Vigouroux,

    1. CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Institut de Chimie de la Matière, Condensée de Bordeaux, 87, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608, Pessac Cedex, France
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  • Evelyne Fargin,

    Corresponding author
    1. CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Institut de Chimie de la Matière, Condensée de Bordeaux, 87, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608, Pessac Cedex, France
    • CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Institut de Chimie de la Matière, Condensée de Bordeaux, 87, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608, Pessac Cedex, France
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  • Sonia Gomez,

    1. CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Institut de Chimie de la Matière, Condensée de Bordeaux, 87, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608, Pessac Cedex, France
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  • Bruno Le Garrec,

    1. CEA-CESTA, 15 avenue des Sablières, 33114 Le Barp, France
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  • Grigoris Mountrichas,

    1. Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 116 35 Athens, Greece
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  • Efstratios Kamitsos,

    1. Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 116 35 Athens, Greece
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  • Frédéric Adamietz,

    1. Université de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires–CNRS UMR 5255, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
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  • Marc Dussauze,

    1. Université de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires–CNRS UMR 5255, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
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  • Vincent Rodriguez

    Corresponding author
    1. Université de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires–CNRS UMR 5255, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
    • Université de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires–CNRS UMR 5255, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France.
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Abstract

A study of bulk second harmonic generation (SHG) response of lithium niobium silicate glass-ceramics is presented. The observed macroscopic SHG signals have an isotropic 3D nature. To interpret this particular nonlinear optical response, a multiscale approach is used in which clear correlations between structure and optical response are characterized from the sub-micrometer to the millimeter scale. In particular, it is inferred that the radial distribution of the LiNbO3 crystallites in spherulite domains is at the origin of the isotropic bulk second order optical property. It is suggested that spherulitic crystallization in glass-ceramic is a challenging method to elaborate isotropic nonlinear optical properties in inorganic materials.

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