Photovoltaic effect for the linearly polarized light in (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics

Sheng Yuan Chu, Zhou Ye, K. Uchino

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The bulk photovoltaic effect in non-centrosymmetric crystals is caused by asymmetric generation, recombination or scattering of excited non-equilibrium electronic carriers. Photovoltaic effects in (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3-based ceramics have been investigated using linearly polarized light. Angular dependence of the photovoltaic voltage and current on the polarization direction of the light was observed in doped (Pb, La)(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics. A phenomenological model was proposed to fit the experimental results from which the photovoltaic coefficients were calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number005
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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