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Influence of dopants on photorefractive properties of LiNbO3 crystals
Author(s): Eckhard E. Kraetzig; Ralph Sommerfeldt
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Paper Abstract

Dopants may influence light-induced refractive index changes - so-called photo-refractive or optical damage effects - in LiNbO3 by different means. In this contribution we investigate consequences of transition metal ions acting as filled and empty traps, of Ti4+ centers and protons which are necessary for the formation of waveguiding layers and of Mg2+ ions reducing optical damage effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1273, Nonlinear Optical Materials III, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20457
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Eckhard E. Kraetzig, Univ. Osnabrueck (Germany)
Ralph Sommerfeldt, Univ. Osnabrueck (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1273:
Nonlinear Optical Materials III
Peter Guenter, Editor(s)

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