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Light-induced charge-transport in undoped LiNbO3 crystals

 
: Lüdtke, F.; Waasem, N.; Buse, K.; Sturman, B.

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Applied Physics. B 105 (2011), No.1, pp.35-50
ISSN: 0340-3793
ISSN: 0721-7269
ISSN: 0946-2171
ISSN: 1432-0649
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IPM ()

Abstract
Light-induced charge transport in nominally undoped LiNbO3 crystals essentially differs from that in Fe- and Cu-doped crystals. Furthermore, it is of relevance for numerous effects ranging from optical damage to domain reversal. Here, we review the state of the art of the studies of light-induced charge transport in this important material. This includes a summary of the facts known for doped crystals, a description of the experimental methods relevant to undoped crystals, a summary of the main experimental data for this material, especially the data on the intensity dependences, presentation of the methods of purification from unwanted photo-active electrons, and a discussion of possible mechanisms responsible for the charge-transport peculiarities.

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