The linear electro-optic (E-O) coefficients of poled 0.88Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.12PbTiO3 single crystal were characterized using an automated scanning Mach-Zehnder interferometer and the senarmont compensator method at room temperature. They were obtained at a wavelength of 632.8 nm: r33 = 134 pm/V, r13 = 7 pm/V, r51 = 462 pm/V, and rc = 131 pm/V respectively and the refractive indices: ne = 2.57 and no = 2.46. The large r51 coefficient compared with r33 is caused by the high dielectric constant at perpendicular to the polar-axis compared with the dielectric constant along the c-axis. Comparison with the quadratic E-O coefficients measured at near and above the Curie temperature suggests that the values of the quadratic E-O coefficients measured earlier may be smaller than the intrinsic ones due to the influence of micro-polar regions. The development of an automated scanning Mach-Zehnder interferometer, which is less susceptible to the errors caused by the laser intensity fluctuation and drafting in the optical path length in the system, is also described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|State||Published - Jan 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)