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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2003
  • pp: 3580–3582

Experimentally Determined r13 Electro-Optic Coefficient for a Lithium Niobate Crystal

Shibu K. Mathew  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 18, pp. 3580-3582 (2003)

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Experimental determination of the electro-optic coefficient <i>r</i><sub>13</sub> of a lithium niobate crystal is described. The crystal in this experiment is <i>z</i> cut, used as a substrate for a Fabry-Perot etalon. I computed the <i>r</i><sub>13</sub> coefficient from the measured voltage tuning curve of the Fabry-Perot etalon. It is found that the measured value of <i>r</i><sub>13</sub> is lower than most of the reported values in literature.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

Shibu K. Mathew, "Experimentally Determined r13 Electro-Optic Coefficient for a Lithium Niobate Crystal," Appl. Opt. 42, 3580-3582 (2003)

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