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  • Vol. 56, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 633–635

Electro-Optic Coefficients in Single-Domain Ferroelectric Lithium Niobate

P. V. LENZO, E. G. SPENCER, and K. NASSAU  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 56, Issue 5, pp. 633-635 (1966)

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This paper presents the results of measurements by the Sénarmont compensator method of the dc electrooptic coefficients at a wavelength of 6328 Å and observations of electro-optic modulation at radio frequencies in single-domain crystals of lithium niobate (LiNbO3), a trigonal crystal of point group 3m. Tables of electro-optic properties and measurements are included, as well as a series of optical interference figures for various static field conditions. The magnitudes of the dc coefficients were found to be r22 = 2.0×10-7 cm/statvolt and |0.9r33-r13|= 5.2×10-7 cm/statvolt.

P. V. LENZO, E. G. SPENCER, and K. NASSAU, "Electro-Optic Coefficients in Single-Domain Ferroelectric Lithium Niobate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 633-635 (1966)

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