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silicon crystal silicon crystal - BSO


  • Crystal type:


  • Technical characteristics:

    optical, electro-optic, photorefractive

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Transparency range 0.45 - 6 μm
Crystal symetry Cubic, 23
Orientation 110 cut, 100 cut
Density 9.20 g/cm2
Refractive index 2.54 at 0.633 μm
Mohs hardness 5
Melting Point 900 deg
Electrooptical coefficient 5.0 (r41) pm/V at 0.633 μm
Dielectric constant (low frequency) 56

Bismuth Silicon Oxide is a pale yellow, photoconductive electro-optic crystal which has found increasingly wide application including Pockels Readout Optical Memory (PROM), thin film optical waveguides, Photorefraction and Phase Conjugation.