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  • Vol. 55, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1965
  • pp: 136–141

Piezo-Optic Resonances in Crystals of the Dihydrogen Phosphate Type

JOSEPH F. STEPHANY  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 136-141 (1965)

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Besides the Pockels effect, crystals of the dihydrogen phosphate type (symmetry class 4¯2 m) also exhibit an indirect electro-optic effect or piezo-optic effect. This effect is examined both experimentally and theoretically, and expressions for the spatial distribution, amplitude, and frequency response of modulation are derived for the case of a (zxt)0°-cut square plate. The frequency response is found to depend upon the light-beam diameter. The amplitude of the piezo-optic resonances is found to be nearly independent of frequency.

JOSEPH F. STEPHANY, "Piezo-Optic Resonances in Crystals of the Dihydrogen Phosphate Type," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 136-141 (1965)

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