Crystal Physics Group

Research activities

Growth and characterization of optical crystals

  • Single crystal growth for various applications: e.g. for electro-optics, non-linear optics, laser physics, nuclear radiation detection etc.
  • Basic investigation of various single crystal growth methods. Preparation of doped crystals with specific physical properties.  Development of quality control methods.

Preparative and analytical chemical work

  • Preparation of optical and scintillator nanocrystals. Preparation of rare earth doped solid state single photon source.
  • Analysis of the composition and impurity content of optical crystals.
  • Improvement of the Electrolyte Cathode Atmospheric Glow Discharge (ELCAD).
  • Elaboration of analytical methods to investigate the composition, adsorption/ion exchange and dissolution characteristics of volcanic raw materials.

Crystal physics and nonlinear optics

  • Experimental and theoretical investigation of point and complex defects in oxide crystals. Study and modelling of crystal composition, dopants and impurities.
  • Photorefractive, holographic and resonant nonlinear optical phenomena.
  • Design and built of a confocal microscope for the investigation of single photon sources.


  • NKP-2017-00001 Creating and sharing quantum bits and development of quantum information.
  • GINOP-2.2.1-15-2017-00070 Development of a sampler and establishment of the related material testing and biological system for online monitoring of the mobile sedimentary phases of surface water bodies.
  • GINOP-2.2.1-15-2017-00037 Application of national volcanic raw materials in environmental protection.