A simple and effective technique to characterize the photoconductivity (PC) of lithium niobate is presented. The technique is based on the modulation of the external field and on the observation of the optical response of the material as a function of the intensity of a gaussian beam using a Tardy’s polarimetric setup in the r22 configuration. When the temporal period of the modulation is larger than the Maxwell time of the material, the effect of the PC can be detected observing the kinetics of the screening effect of the external applied field. This approach allows measuring a wide dynamic range up to high light intensities with good accuracy using a standard oscilloscope and with no need for charge collection electrodes. The technique is demonstrated by comparing two samples, the first possessing a standard congruent composition, the second being doped with Zn in order to boost the PC.

A simple method for photoconductivity measurement in lithium niobate

Bazzan M.
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Guilbert L.;
2020

Abstract

A simple and effective technique to characterize the photoconductivity (PC) of lithium niobate is presented. The technique is based on the modulation of the external field and on the observation of the optical response of the material as a function of the intensity of a gaussian beam using a Tardy’s polarimetric setup in the r22 configuration. When the temporal period of the modulation is larger than the Maxwell time of the material, the effect of the PC can be detected observing the kinetics of the screening effect of the external applied field. This approach allows measuring a wide dynamic range up to high light intensities with good accuracy using a standard oscilloscope and with no need for charge collection electrodes. The technique is demonstrated by comparing two samples, the first possessing a standard congruent composition, the second being doped with Zn in order to boost the PC.
2020
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