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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 13833–13840

Simultaneous measurement of electro-optical and converse-piezoelectric coefficients of PMN-PT ceramics

Pingping Xiao, Xianping Wang, Jingjing Sun, Meizhen Huang, Xianfeng Chen, and Zhuangqi Cao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 13833-13840 (2012)

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A new scheme is proposed to measure the electro-optical (EO) and converse-piezoelectric (CPE) coefficients of the PMN-PT ceramics simultaneously, in which the PMN-PT ceramics acts as the guiding layer of a symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide. As the applied electric field exerts on the waveguide, the effective refractive index (RI) (or synchronous angle) can be effectively tuned from a selected mode to another adjacent mode owing to the high sensitivity and the small spacing of the ultra-high order modes. Subsequently, a correlation between EO and CPE coefficients is established. With this correlation and the measurement of the effective RI change to the applied voltage, the quadratic EO and CPE coefficients of PMN-PT ceramics are obtained simultaneously. The obtained results are further checked by fitting the variations of effective RI to a quadratic function. Our measurement method can be extended to a wide range of other materials.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

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Original Manuscript: April 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012

Pingping Xiao, Xianping Wang, Jingjing Sun, Meizhen Huang, Xianfeng Chen, and Zhuangqi Cao, "Simultaneous measurement of electro-optical and converse-piezoelectric coefficients of PMN-PT ceramics," Opt. Express 20, 13833-13840 (2012)

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