Improvement in quality and performance of photorefractive Bi2TeO5

I. Földvári, Á Péter, O. Szakács, A. F. Munoz

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Bismuth tellurite has a unique feature, a long-living (years) photorefractive memory that develops in the four-wave mixing process without fixing. Single crystals of Bi2TeO5 were grown by the Czochralski method. The Bi/Te ratio and the oxygen equilibrium were found to be the major factors modifying the crystal quality. The systematic improvement of the growth technique has led to enhanced photorefractive figure of merit for Bi2TeO5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-486
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue numberPART I
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Bismuth tellurite
  • Crystal growth
  • Photorefractivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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