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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2346–2353

Frequency dispersion of electro-optical properties over a wide range by means of time-response analysis

Mustapha Abarkan, Jean Paul Salvestrini, Michel Aillerie, and Marc D. Fontana  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 13, pp. 2346-2353 (2003)

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We show that a Z-transform-based time-response analysis of the electro-optical response of a crystal to a step voltage with a short rise time allows one to obtain the dispersion of the electro-optical coefficients over a wide frequency range. We describe the method employed and present the results obtained for the main electro-optic coefficients (r22, r61, and r c ) of a standard LiNbO3 crystal. We also show that this method is able to provide even small values of the electro-optic coefficients as well as the dispersion within a wide frequency range, which is limited only by the rise time of the step voltage.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2003
Published: May 1, 2003

Mustapha Abarkan, Jean Paul Salvestrini, Michel Aillerie, and Marc D. Fontana, "Frequency dispersion of electro-optical properties over a wide range by means of time-response analysis," Appl. Opt. 42, 2346-2353 (2003)

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