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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 964–966

Dielectrically induced sensitivity enhancements in electro-optic field sensors

A. Garzarella, S. B. Qadri, Terence J. Wieting, Dong Ho Wu, and R. J. Hinton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 964-966 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000964


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Abstract

The sensitivity of an electro-optic (EO) field sensor depends inversely on the dielectric constant of the nonlinear crystal. In EO sensors based on lithium niobate the effective value of this dielectric constant is affected by dielectric relaxation effects and is identified with its smaller, high-frequency component. Because of this effect, the EO modulation is significantly enhanced, thus improving the field strength sensitivity.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
A. Garzarella, S. B. Qadri, Terence J. Wieting, Dong Ho Wu, and R. J. Hinton, "Dielectrically induced sensitivity enhancements in electro-optic field sensors," Opt. Lett. 32, 964-966 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-8-964

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