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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2012
  • pp: 2870–2876

Quadratic electro-optic properties of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 transparent ceramics under both DC and AC bias

Wen Kang, Shilie Zheng, Xianmin Zhang, Xiaofeng Jin, Hao Chi, and Yingyin Kevin Zou  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 15, pp. 2870-2876 (2012)

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The basic quadratic electro-optic properties of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) transparent ceramics have been studied under both DC and AC electric field bias. The contribution of piezoelectric resonance to electro-optic effect for this quadratic electro-optic ceramics material has been experimentally demonstrated and theoretically analyzed. It is found that, at the piezoelectric resonance frequencies, the piezoelectric induced electro-optic effect dominates and leads to a dramatically high sensitivity for weak electric signal detection. About 20 dB signal-to-noise ratio is attained when detecting AC electric field strength of 1V/m with optimized DC bias. Besides, the effects of AC frequency and amplitude on halfwave voltage Vπ of PMN-PT are investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: October 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published: May 15, 2012

Wen Kang, Shilie Zheng, Xianmin Zhang, Xiaofeng Jin, Hao Chi, and Yingyin Kevin Zou, "Quadratic electro-optic properties of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 transparent ceramics under both DC and AC bias," Appl. Opt. 51, 2870-2876 (2012)

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