In this Letter, we reported anomalous electro-optic potassium tantalate niobate (KTN) devices, in which both electrons and holes were injected into the KTN crystal via ultraviolet (UV) illumination-assisted charge injection. This could not only significantly enhance the performance of electro-optic devices (e.g., a 270% increase in the deflection angle in terms of the KTN deflector) but also enable the new bi-directional scanning capability. The results in this work would be very useful for a variety of devices and applications, such as electro-optic based vari-focal lenses.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics