Bulk photovoltaic effect for the linearly polarized light in pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 single crystals

Sheng Yuan Chu, Maureen L. Mulvihill, Zhou Ye, Kenji Uchino

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The bulk photovoltaic effect in non-centrosymmetric crystals is caused by asymmetric generation, recombination or scattering of excited nonequilibrium electronic carriers. In this paper, the photovoltaic effect has been investigated in relaxor ferroelectric Pb(Zni/3Nb2/3)C>3 single crystals using linearly polarized light. Angular dependence of photovoltaic voltage and current on the polarization direction of light was observed in the crystal. A phenomenological model was proposed to fit the experimental results from which the photovoltaic coefficients were calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-529
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number2R
StatePublished - Feb 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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