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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1469–1471

Linear electro-optic properties of YCa4O(BO3)3

J. J. Adams and C. A. Ebbers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 16, pp. 1469-1471 (2003)

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We have characterized the effective linear electro-optic coefficients of YCa4O (BO3)3 (YCOB) relative to KH2PO 4 and KD2PO 4 at 632.8 nm. We measured a maximum reff value of 10.8±1.4pm/V for YCOB in a transverse electric field configuration for propagation along the X or the α dielectric axis, with the electric field applied along the Z or the γ dielectric axis. We also found effective coefficients of 10.7±1.0 and 3.4±0.4pm/V for YCOB in longitudinal configurations. The remaining values of reff for various transverse applied voltages were found to be less than 3 pm/V. The excellent thermomechanical properties of this crystal, coupled with moderate electro-optic coefficients, make YCOB and its isomorphs potential candidates for use as high-average-power electro-optic switches.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

J. J. Adams and C. A. Ebbers, "Linear electro-optic properties of YCa4O(BO3)3," Opt. Lett. 28, 1469-1471 (2003)

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