We review the current status of the photorefractive tungsten bronze family crystals in terms of their growth problems and applications, with special emphasis on the current results for the Sr1−xBaxNb2O6 solid-solution system. Ferroelectric morphotropic phase-boundary materials are discussed as an appropriate goal for future development.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 1985
Published: February 1, 1986
Ratnakar R. Neurgaonkar and Warren K. Cory, "Progress in photorefractive tungsten bronze crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 274-282 (1986)