Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 922–927

Holographic recording in photorefractive crystals with nonstationary and nonlinear photoconductivity

  • A. I. Grachev
Semiconductors. Dielectrics

DOI: 10.1134/1.1130905

Cite this article as:
Grachev, A.I. Phys. Solid State (1999) 41: 922. doi:10.1134/1.1130905


It is shown that holographic recording in photorefractive crystals made under the conditions of nonstationary and nonlinear photoconductivity is accompanied by nonmonotonic growth of hologram diffraction efficiency because of the specific features in the onset of steady state in an illuminated sample. An analysis of such phenomena observed earlier in sillenite crystals revealed that their interpretation, at least at a qualitative level, does not require invoking the concept of bipolar photoconductivity in these materials. Detailed description of the process of holographic recording occurring in the above conditions requires parallel studies of the photoconductivity kinetics observed in the sample under the same experimental conditions.

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© American Institute of Physics 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Grachev
    • 1
  1. 1.A. F. Ioffe Physicotechnical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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