Electro-optical and elasto-optical effects



This chapter introduces various effects through which the refractive index of a crystal (directly related to its permittivity tensor) can be altered through an external field, such as a static electric field or a strain. These changes to the index induced by an external, freely tailored field, have many applications. Some of these are introduced as the various effects are discussed.


Acoustic Wave Second Harmonic Generation Point Group Neutral Line Kerr Constant 
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Further reading

  1. 1.
    G. New, Introduction to Non-Linear Optics (Cambridge University Press, 2011)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. Yariv, Y. Pochi, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, 2003)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie, case 115, 4 place JussieuUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Bâtiment Condorcet, case 7021Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7Paris CedexFrance
  3. 3.Grenoble-INP et Institut Néel du CNRS, B.P. 166Université Grenoble-AlpesGrenobleFrance

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