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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 8229–8232

Wavelength dependence of electro-optic effect in paraelectric potassium sodium tantalate niobate single crystal

Bo Yao, Hao Tian, Chengpeng Hu, Zhongxiang Zhou, and Dajun Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 34, pp. 8229-8232 (2013)

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The refractive indices and quadratic electro-optic effect in terms of the coefficients (R11R12) in a paraelectric K0.95Na0.05Ta0.58Nb0.42O3 single crystal were measured. The dispersion of the refractive index was described exactly by a single-term Sellmeier equation. We found an obvious dispersion of the electro-optic coefficients (R11R12), and the coefficients decreased quickly with increasing wavelength above the Curie temperature. Following [J. Appl. Phys. 40, 720 (1969)], we obtained a dispersion equation for the electro-optic effect in a paraelectric potassium sodium tantalate niobate single crystal. The experimental results agreed well with the dispersion model.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

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Original Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2013
Published: November 25, 2013

Bo Yao, Hao Tian, Chengpeng Hu, Zhongxiang Zhou, and Dajun Liu, "Wavelength dependence of electro-optic effect in paraelectric potassium sodium tantalate niobate single crystal," Appl. Opt. 52, 8229-8232 (2013)

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