Pockels effect in a chiral nonlinear optical crystal

S. H. Han, J. W. Wu

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The Pockels coefficient of the chiral nonlinear optical crystal was measured in a longitudinal electro-optic configuration. The presence of the optical activity (the linear optical property) in a chiral system facilitates the measurement of the Pockels coefficients (related to the second order nonlinear optical property) with a low modulation voltage, important in the practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-131
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventThird-Order Nonlineair Optical Materials - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 199820 Jul 1998


  • Birefringence
  • Bismuth silicon oxide
  • Optical activity
  • Pockels effect


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