Electrostatic stresses that can influence the observed signal with stress-optical constants form a contribution to the quadratic electro-optic (Kerr) effect measured at low frequencies. A new formula is proposed to correct for the influence of these stresses in order to obtain the true Kerr constant.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 19, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 1996
Published: September 20, 1996
Gerhard Kloos, "Correction of low-frequency measurements of the quadratic electro-optic effect for electrostatic stresses," Appl. Opt. 35, 5398-5401 (1996)