The influence of different doping concentrations of rhodium on the light-induced and holographic properties of BGO crystal is investigated. It is found that Rh addition generates sufficient density of traps for photoinduced charge carriers such that holographic gratings are successfully recorded in the blue-green spectral range. The measured steady state diffraction efficiency at 514nm is 0.14%, which corresponds to a refractive index modulation of Δn∼1.5 × 10-6 for higher Rh concentration. A photochromic effect and nonlinear dependence of photoconductivity on light intensity are observed indicating deep level and shallow level contributions to the charge transport mechanism of Rh-doped BGO.
|期刊||Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics|
|出版狀態||Published - 8 4月 2009|