We have predicted and observed an anisotropic photocurrent induced in the cubic crystal Bi12SiO20 by a high-contrast interference pattern. The transverse current detected when the interference pattern is tilted is caused by deflection of the direct current generated by an external voltage applied to the crystal.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 7, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996
N. Kukhtarev, S. Lyuksyutov, H. J. Caulfield, M. Vasnetsov, and P. Buchhave, "Anisotropic photoconductivity and current deflection induced in Bi12SiO20 crystals by a high-contrast interference pattern," Opt. Lett. 21, 1891-1893 (1996)