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Laser induced pressure pulse probe of charge distribution in thermally poled silica glass

P.G.Kazansky, A.R.Smith and P.St.J.Russell
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

G.M.Yang and G.M.Sessler
Institute for Electroacoustics, Technical University of Darmstadt, 64293, Darmstadt, Germany


For the first time charge distributions in thermally poled silica glass are mapped by using laser induced pressure pulse technique. The experimental results may be explained through postulating the formation of both real space charge layers and dipole polarization inside the depletion region.

Applied Physics Letters (1996) Vol.68 pp.269

doi: 10.1063/1.115659

Southampton ePrint id: 78124


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