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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2011
  • pp: 2512–2518

On determination of sign of the piezo-optic coefficients using torsion method

Yurij Vasylkiv, Viktoriya Savaryn, Ihor Smaga, Ihor Skab, and Rostyslav Vlokh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 17, pp. 2512-2518 (2011)

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We have shown that a high-accuracy torsion method recently developed by the authors for measuring piezo-optic coefficients allows determining not only the absolute value of the coefficients but also their sign. The techniques and experimental procedures used for determination of the sign are described in detail and proven based on studies of α - BaB 2 O 4 and LiNbO 3 crystals. The piezo-optic coefficients are determined for both crystals, and a combination of the corresponding photoelastic coefficients is determined for the case of α - BaB 2 O 4 crystals.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

Yurij Vasylkiv, Viktoriya Savaryn, Ihor Smaga, Ihor Skab, and Rostyslav Vlokh, "On determination of sign of the piezo-optic coefficients using torsion method," Appl. Opt. 50, 2512-2518 (2011)

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