Abstract

A new technique for three-dimensional (3D) electric-field (e-field) vector measurement is presented. Three laser beams with different propagation paths in an electro-optic (EO) crystal were used to resolve 3D components of e-field vectors. We adopted a special geometric shape of bismuth silicon oxide EO crystal so that the three beams would propagate within it. A sensitivity of 0.6 V/cm Hz was achieved. A commercial Ansoft Maxwell 3D field simulator was also used to verify our measurements.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Polarization properties of photorefractive diffraction in electrooptic and optically active sillenite crystals (Bragg regime)

A. Marrakchi, R. V. Johnson, and A. R. Tanguay
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(2) 321-336 (1986)

Electrooptic effect calculations: simplified procedure for arbitrary cases

Theresa A. Maldonado and Thomas K. Gaylord
Appl. Opt. 27(24) 5051-5066 (1988)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription