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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 440–442

Electro-optic total internal reflection modulation

H. J. Simon and Chi H. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 440-442 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000440


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Abstract

We report the first observation, to our knowledge, of the electro-optic effect in total internal reflection. Light from a He–Ne laser is incident through a high-index prism upon a KDP crystal to which a pulsed electric field is applied through coated-surface electrodes. At the critical angle for total internal reflection, a narrow resonance in the modulated reflected light is observed. This effect is well described by solving the standard boundary-value problem of nonlinear optics.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

Citation
H. J. Simon and Chi H. Lee, "Electro-optic total internal reflection modulation," Opt. Lett. 13, 440-442 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-6-440


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