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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2008
  • pp: 5701–5705

Proposal for electro-optic multiplier based on dual transverse electro-optic Kerr effect

Changsheng Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 30, pp. 5701-5705 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.005701


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Abstract

A novel electro-optic multiplier is proposed, which can perform voltage multiplication operation by use of the Kerr medium exhibiting dual transverse electro-optic Kerr effect. In this kind of Kerr medium, electro-optic phase retardation is proportional to the square of its applied electric field, and orientations of the field-induced birefringent axes are only related to the direction of the field. Based on this effect, we can design an electro-optic multiplier by selecting the crystals of 6/mmm, 432, and m3m classes and isotropic Kerr media such as glass. Simple calculation demonstrates that a kind of glass–ceramic material with a large Kerr constant can be used for the design of the proposed electro-optic multiplier.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Citation
Changsheng Li, "Proposal for electro-optic multiplier based on dual transverse electro-optic Kerr effect," Appl. Opt. 47, 5701-5705 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-30-5701

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