A new approach for finding configurations for measuring quadratic electro-optic effect in noncentrosymmetric crystals without any background of a linear electro-optic response is presented. This approach utilizes a generalized form of Fresnel’s wave vectors equation. The method allows the modulation of the fast and slow waves in the crystal to be considered separately. An example is given for the lithium niobate crystal.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008
Marek Izdebski and Włodzimierz Kucharczyk, "Systematic approach for finding configurations for measuring quadratic electro-optic coefficients in noncentrosymmetric crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 149-152 (2008)