Electro-Optic Effects in Crystals: Pockels Linear Electro-Optic and Kerr Quadratic Electro-Optic Effects

  • T. S. Narasimhamurty


The development of the laser has largely been responsible for the tremendous growth of interest during the past decade and a half in the study of the electro-optic and nonlinear optical properties of solids. These optical phenomena are applied in fabricating a large number of optical devices such as tunable narrow band interference polarizing monochromators, light modulators, light beam deflectors, frequency shifters, and secondharmonic generators. The electro-optic phenomena as described in this book deal entirely with the effect of an electric field on the index of refraction of materials in the solid state.


Symmetry Element Pockels Cell Crystal Class Polarization Constant Rochelle Salt 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Narasimhamurty
    • 1
  1. 1.Osmania UniversityHyderabadIndia

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