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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1980–1985

Indirect Pockels effect in rubidium hydrogen selenate: measurement of the larger r42 coefficient

Laurent Guilbert, J. P. Salvestrini, and Z. Czapla  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 1980-1985 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001980


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Abstract

The frequency dispersion of the large electro-optic effect in rubidium hydrogen selenate is measured from 300 Hz to 200 kHz as a function of the direction of propagation. It is shown that the major coefficient is r42 (750 pm/V at 1 kHz). Both dielectric and electro-optic responses exhibit strong, perfectly correlated dispersions in this frequency range. The experimental results confirm the major contribution of domain dynamics in the huge electro-optic effect and are in perfect agreement with calculations based on the tilting of the optical indicatrix. The possible use of rubidium hydrogen selenate in low-frequency electro-optic modulators is briefly discussed.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics

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Laurent Guilbert, J. P. Salvestrini, and Z. Czapla, "Indirect Pockels effect in rubidium hydrogen selenate: measurement of the larger r42 coefficient," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1980-1985 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-12-1980

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