Electro-optic and Photorefractive Materials

Proceedings of the International School on Material Science and Technology, Erice, Italy, July 6–17, 1986

  • Peter Günter
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Electro-optical Effects and Materials

  3. Electro-optical Effects in Liquid Crystals and Biopolymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. E. P. Raynes
      Pages 90-98
    3. S. K. Kurtz, S. D. Kozikowski, L. J. Wolfram
      Pages 110-130
  4. Electro-optical Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. E. Voges
      Pages 132-149
    3. E. Voges
      Pages 150-158
    4. H. M. Gibbs, N. Peyghambarian, Y. H. Lee, M. Warren, A. Chavez-Pirson, S. H. Park et al.
      Pages 195-203
  5. Photorefractive Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. P. Günter, H. J. Eichler
      Pages 206-228
  6. Nonlinear Optical Applications with Photorefractive Crystals

  7. Contributed Papers

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 385-388

About these proceedings


This volume is based on lectures and contributed papers presented at the Eleventh Course of the International School of Materials Science and Tech­ nology that was held in Erice, Sicily, Italy at the Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture during the period 6-17 July 1986. The subject of the course was "Electro-optic and Photorefractive Materials: Applications in Sig­ nal Processing and Phase Conjugation" . The fields of electro-optics and photorefraction have developed rapidly since the invention of lasers just over twenty-five years ago. The possibil­ of altering the optical properties of a material by electric fields or by ity optical waves is of great importance for both pure science and for practical applications such as optical signal processing, telecommunications and opti­ cal display devices. These effects allow us to manipulate (modulate, deflect) and process a given light wave. Modulation, deflection and processing of light waves by means of the electro-optic effect is of fundamental importance in fiber optic telecommuniC1. tions and sensor systems w here the light signals can be processed prior or subsequent to transmission through the fibers. Thin film electro-optic materials with suitable electrode arrays on· the surface of the wave-guiding structures result in a technology often referred to as inte­ grated optics. In principle, integrated optics devices allow miniaturization and integration of many operations onto a single chip. The photorefractive effect, defined as a photo-induced change of the in­ dices of refraction, was the other topic treated in this course.


Transmission electro-optics integrated optics laser materials science optical properties optics thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Günter
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium für FestkörperphysikEidgenössische Technische HochschuleZürichSwitzerland

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71909-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71907-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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