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Position and Temperature Dependence of Pyroelectricity in Domain-Engineered Stoichiometric and Congruent LiTaO3

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Author(s)

John H. Lehman, Chris Pannell

Abstract

Domain-engineered bicell (parallel compensated) pyroelectric detectors were constructed from stoichiometric and congruent lithium tantalate. The variation of the pyroelectric current response of these detectors was investigated as a function of temperature and position. We define a pyroelectric response gradient Π, which, near boundary of antiparallel domains, is asymmetric and increases to 4 % K-1 in the poled half of the congruent LiTaO3 bicell. The Π variation in the stoichiometric LiTaO3 bicell was also asymmetric and varied only 1 % K-1. The contribution of the primary, secondary, and tertiary pyroelectric effects are discussed along with a summary of the stress and strain in the heated detector disk.
Citation
Ferroelectrics

Keywords

Congruent, Lithium Niobate, Lithium Tantalate, Pyroelectricity, Stoichiometric, Strain, Temperature, Tertiary Pyroelectricity

Citation

Lehman, J. and Pannell, C. (2003), Position and Temperature Dependence of Pyroelectricity in Domain-Engineered Stoichiometric and Congruent LiTaO<sub>3</sub>, Ferroelectrics (Accessed May 19, 2024)

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Created March 14, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021