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Optical Imaging of Nonuniform Ferroelectricity and Strain at the Diffraction Limit

OndrejVlasin, Blai Casals, Nico Dix, Diego Gutiérrez, Florencio Sánchez & GervasiHerranz

Scientific Reports 5, 15800  (2015)| DOI: 10.1038/srep15800


We have imaged the electro-optic response of ferroelectrics with diffraction-limited resolution. Remarkably, we have unveiled that the ferroelectric properties are far from homogeneous on the micron scale.