Linear electro-optic effect of 0.88Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.12PbTiO3 single crystal

Yu Lu, Zhong Yang Cheng, Seung Eek Park, Shi Fang Liu, Qiming Zhang

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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