A transparent electrode concept using low-pressure ionized gas in the glow discharge regime is proposed for large-aperture electro-optic switch applications. A longitudinal Pockels cell and an electro-optically tuned second-harmonic-generation cell using KDP have successfully demonstrated the concept.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 17, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 1983
Published: March 1, 1984
J. Goldhar and M. A. Henesian, "Electro-optical switches with plasma electrodes," Opt. Lett. 9, 73-75 (1984)