Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 651–655

Direct near infrared photorefractive recording and pre-exposure controlled hole–electron competition with enhanced recording in undoped Bi12TiO20

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We report the direct recording of electron-based photorefractive hologram in nominally undoped Bi12TiO20 crystals using 780 nm wavelength light without pre-exposure or any kind of previous processing. A lower intensity absorption grating is also detected. Pre-exposure with shorter wavelength produces an extended lifetime hole-based complementary grating on another photoactive center level and leads to enhanced recording.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratório de Óptica-Instituto de Física-IFGW-UNICAMPCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal de GoiásGoiâniaBrazil

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