Abstract

We have characterized the effective linear electro-optic coefficients of YCa4OBO33 (YCOB) relative to KH2PO4 and KD2PO4 at 632.8 nm. We measured a maximum reff value of 10.8±1.4 pm/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±0.4 pm/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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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

G. Peterson, A. A. Ballman, P. V. Lenzo, and P. M. Bridenbaugh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 62 (1964).
[CrossRef]

C. A. Ebbers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1948 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

Q. Ye and B. H. T. Chai, J. Cryst. Growth 197, 228 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L276 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Solid State Commun. (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, Solid State Commun. 109, 249 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Z. Kristallogr. (1)

L. Bohaty and J. Liebertz, Z. Kristallogr. 192, 91 (1990).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Low-frequency dc and ac apparatus used for the EO measurements of YCOB.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normalized intensity transmitted through the analyzer as a function of the dc voltage applied to the crystal. From the parameters of the fitted curves we measured reffKDP=n03r63=35.8±4.4 pm/V and reffYCOB=rββγnβ3-rααγnα3=10.7±1.0 pm/V.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Experimentally Determined Effective Electro-Optic Coefficients and Calculated Half-Wave Voltages

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Vπ=lvolt/lkλ/reff,
ΔI/I0=1+sin Γc cos Γs-sin Γc sin Γsπ/λ×rββγnβ3-rααγnα3ΔVapp,

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