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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1982
  • pp: 809–811

Simple method for measuring electro-optic coefficients by detecting the interference signal between transmitted and reflected beams

Kuniharu Takizawa and Masakatsu Okada  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 6, pp. 809-811 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.72.000809


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Abstract

Effective electro-optic coefficients are measured from the interference signal between a transmitted beam and a reflected beam passing through a crystal three times. The advantages are simplicity of configuration and ease of measurement. The experimental error caused by multiple reflections in the crystal is also discussed.

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Kuniharu Takizawa and Masakatsu Okada, "Simple method for measuring electro-optic coefficients by detecting the interference signal between transmitted and reflected beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 809-811 (1982)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-72-6-809


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