Abstract

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

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  1. L. L. Steinmetz, T. W. Pouliot, B. C. Johnson, “Cylindrical, ring-electrode KD*P electro-optical modulator,” Appl. Opt 12, 1468–1471 (1973); M. A. Summers, B. C. Johnson, “Design and performance of large aperture KD*P Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 79952 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., October13, 1977).
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  2. B. H. Billings, “The electro-optic effect in uniaxial crystals of the type XH2PO4. II. Experimental,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 39, 802–808 (1949); J. M. Thorne, “Final report—liquid ribbon electrodes for Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 13798 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., December1977); W. T. Pawlewicz, I. B. Mann, W. H. Lowdermilk, D. Milam, “Laser-damage-resistant transparent conductive indium tin oxide coatings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 196–198 (1979).
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  3. I. P. Kaminow, E. H. Turner, “Linear electro-optical materials,” in Handbook of Lasers, R. J. Pressley, ed. (Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1971), pp. 447–459.
  4. R. A. Haas, “Electro-optic harmonic conversion switched multipass systems,” 1982 Laser Program Annual Rep. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., 1982), Sec. 6.7.

1973 (1)

L. L. Steinmetz, T. W. Pouliot, B. C. Johnson, “Cylindrical, ring-electrode KD*P electro-optical modulator,” Appl. Opt 12, 1468–1471 (1973); M. A. Summers, B. C. Johnson, “Design and performance of large aperture KD*P Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 79952 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., October13, 1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1949 (1)

Billings, B. H.

Haas, R. A.

R. A. Haas, “Electro-optic harmonic conversion switched multipass systems,” 1982 Laser Program Annual Rep. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., 1982), Sec. 6.7.

Johnson, B. C.

L. L. Steinmetz, T. W. Pouliot, B. C. Johnson, “Cylindrical, ring-electrode KD*P electro-optical modulator,” Appl. Opt 12, 1468–1471 (1973); M. A. Summers, B. C. Johnson, “Design and performance of large aperture KD*P Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 79952 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., October13, 1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaminow, I. P.

I. P. Kaminow, E. H. Turner, “Linear electro-optical materials,” in Handbook of Lasers, R. J. Pressley, ed. (Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1971), pp. 447–459.

Pouliot, T. W.

L. L. Steinmetz, T. W. Pouliot, B. C. Johnson, “Cylindrical, ring-electrode KD*P electro-optical modulator,” Appl. Opt 12, 1468–1471 (1973); M. A. Summers, B. C. Johnson, “Design and performance of large aperture KD*P Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 79952 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., October13, 1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Steinmetz, L. L.

L. L. Steinmetz, T. W. Pouliot, B. C. Johnson, “Cylindrical, ring-electrode KD*P electro-optical modulator,” Appl. Opt 12, 1468–1471 (1973); M. A. Summers, B. C. Johnson, “Design and performance of large aperture KD*P Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 79952 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., October13, 1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Turner, E. H.

I. P. Kaminow, E. H. Turner, “Linear electro-optical materials,” in Handbook of Lasers, R. J. Pressley, ed. (Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1971), pp. 447–459.

Appl. Opt (1)

L. L. Steinmetz, T. W. Pouliot, B. C. Johnson, “Cylindrical, ring-electrode KD*P electro-optical modulator,” Appl. Opt 12, 1468–1471 (1973); M. A. Summers, B. C. Johnson, “Design and performance of large aperture KD*P Pockels cells,” Preprint UCRL 79952 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., October13, 1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Other (2)

I. P. Kaminow, E. H. Turner, “Linear electro-optical materials,” in Handbook of Lasers, R. J. Pressley, ed. (Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1971), pp. 447–459.

R. A. Haas, “Electro-optic harmonic conversion switched multipass systems,” 1982 Laser Program Annual Rep. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., 1982), Sec. 6.7.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental apparatus for applying high voltages across a KDP crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace of He–Ne laser transmission through Pockels cell and voltage pulse applied to electrodes.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmission of He–Ne laser through Pockels cell versus applied voltage on electrodes. Data points (denoted by circles) were evaluated 300 nsec after leading edge of voltage pulse, and data denoted by triangles were evaluated at 900 nsec. Dashed curve shows the theory for a half-wave voltage of 10.5 kV.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Four-electrode geometry for large-aperture Pockels cell.

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