Crystallographic cut that maximizes of the birefringence in photorefractive crystals

  • Jorge Enrique Rueda-Parada Ph. D. Natural Science, Physic Universidad de Pamplona
Keywords: Photorefractive crystals, Birefringence, electro-optical effect.


The electro-optical birefringence effect depends on the crystal type, cut crystal, applied electric field and the incidence direction of light on the principal crystal faces. It is presented a study of maximizing the birefringence in photorefractive crystals of cubic crystallographic symmetry, in terms of these three parameters. General analytical expressions for the birefringence were obtained, from which birefringence can be established for any type of cut. A new crystallographic cut was encountered; the birefringence value is greater than PROM, PRIZ and HUIGNARD commercial cuts.


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Jorge Enrique Rueda-Parada, Ph. D. Natural Science, Physic Universidad de Pamplona
Ph. D. Natural Science, Physic


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How to Cite
Rueda-Parada, J. (2017). Crystallographic cut that maximizes of the birefringence in photorefractive crystals. ITECKNE, 14(1), 7 - 10.
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