Abstract

The electro-optic coefficients of two crystals have been measured by both static and dynamic methods. For NH<sub>4</sub>H<sub>2</sub>PO<sub>4</sub>, <i>r</i><sub>63</sub> =2.54, <i>r</i><sub>41</sub>=6.25; for KH<sub>2</sub>PO<sub>4</sub>, <i>r</i><sub>63</sub>=3.15, <i>r</i><sub>41</sub>,=2.58 (units 10<sup>-7</sup> c.g.s., 20°C λ5560). The variation of the electro-optic response with the frequency of the applied field is given and related to the piezoelectric vibrations of the crystal. A theoretical relation for the difference in the electro-optic constants measured at constant stress and at constant strain is derived, which provides a check on the consistency of the presently available electro-optic, photo-elastic, piezoelectric, and elastic coefficients for these crystals. The use of a.c. methods to obtain high precision in polarization measurements is discussed.

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  2. W. P. Mason, Phys. Rev. 69, 173 (1946).
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  6. C. D. West and A. S. Makas, reported at April, 1949 meeting of Crystallographic Society of America.

Billings, B. H.

B. H. Billings, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 39, 797 (1949); 39, 802 (1949).

Jerrard, H. G.

H. G. Jerrard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38, 35 (1948).

Makas, A. S.

C. D. West and A. S. Makas, reported at April, 1949 meeting of Crystallographic Society of America.

Mason, W. P.

W. P. Mason, Phys. Rev. 69, 173 (1946).

Scherrer, P.

B. Zwicker and P. Scherrer, Helv. Phys. Acta 17, 346 (1944).

Tawil, E. P.

E. P. Tawil, Comptes Rendus 183, 1099 (1926); Rev. gén. de l'élec. 25, 58 (1929); W. G. Cady, Piezoelectricity (McGraw-Hill :Book Company, Inc., New York, 1946), p. 465.

West, C. D.

C. D. West and A. S. Makas, reported at April, 1949 meeting of Crystallographic Society of America.

Zwicker, B.

B. Zwicker and P. Scherrer, Helv. Phys. Acta 17, 346 (1944).

Other (6)

B. H. Billings, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 39, 797 (1949); 39, 802 (1949).

W. P. Mason, Phys. Rev. 69, 173 (1946).

B. Zwicker and P. Scherrer, Helv. Phys. Acta 17, 346 (1944).

H. G. Jerrard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38, 35 (1948).

E. P. Tawil, Comptes Rendus 183, 1099 (1926); Rev. gén. de l'élec. 25, 58 (1929); W. G. Cady, Piezoelectricity (McGraw-Hill :Book Company, Inc., New York, 1946), p. 465.

C. D. West and A. S. Makas, reported at April, 1949 meeting of Crystallographic Society of America.

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