Crystallography Reports

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 124–130 | Cite as

Static photoelasticity of gallium phosphide crystals

  • B. G. Mytsyk
  • A. S. Andrushchak
  • Ya. P. Kost’
Physical Properties of Crystals


The piezo-optic effect (POE) in cubic GaP crystals (symmetry class \(\bar 4\)3m) is studied in detail by interferometry. The relations for determining the absolute piezo-optic coefficients (POCs) πim or their combinations on a sample of X/45° cut at all allowable geometries of the experiment are recorded. The determination of a specific coefficient πim at different experimental geometries on samples of right cuts and a X/45° cut made it possible to find the πim values with a high accuracy and reliability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. G. Mytsyk
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. S. Andrushchak
    • 3
  • Ya. P. Kost’
    • 1
  1. 1.Karpenko Physico-Mechanical InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineLvivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Physical OpticsMinistry of Education and Science of UkraineLvivUkraine
  3. 3.National University “Lvivska Politekhnica”LvivUkraine

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