Monocrystals Group

Scientific and research activity of Monocrystals Group

The Monocrystals Group performs measurements and conducts research on the improvement of measurement techniques including:

  • electro-optic effects in monocrystals and liquids,
  • optical activity induced by electric field (electrogyration effect) in monocrystals and liquids,
  • dichroism and birefringence as natural phenomena and induced by electric field in liquids and solids,
  • the effect of ageing of vegetable, mineral and synthetic oils on the phenomena mentioned above.

The team has two active measuring stands with the necessary equipment including anti-vibration tables, He-Ne lasers, optical components, high voltage circuits, DSP lock-in amplifiers and control automatics.

Experimental works are supported by theoretical analysis of measurement errors and the possibility of separation a selected effect from other simultaneously occurring effects.

Modelling of crystal growth is an additional topic of research conducted in Monocrystals Group.

Group Leader

Recent Publications

  • M. Izdebski, R. Ledzion, W. Kucharczyk, Prediction of refractive index in inorganic crystals based on averaged atomic mass, Opt. Mater. 138, 113697, 2023
  • M. Izdebski, Precise Measurements of the Quadratic Electro-Optic Effect in KH2PO4 Crystals Using a Sénarmont-Type System, Materials 14(18), 5435, 2021
  • T. Galaj, F. Pietrusiak, M. Galewski, R. Ledzion, A. Wojciechowski, Hybrid Integration Method for Sunlight Atmospheric Scattering, pp. 40681-40694, 2021
  • M. Izdebski, R. Ledzion, W. Kucharczyk, Precise Method for Measuring the Quadratic Electro-Optic Effect in Noncentrosymmetric Crystals in the Presence of Natural Birefringence, Materials 13(18), 3942, 2020
  • M. Więckowska, R. Sarzała, R. Ledzion, M. Dems, Impact of an Antiresonant Oxide Island on the Lasing of Lateral Modes in VCSELs, Materials 13(9), 2195, 2020