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Harmonic electro-optic modulation using relaxor ferroelectric PLZT ceramics
Author(s): Ribal Georges Sabat
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Paper Abstract

The light transmission through a Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate (PLZT) ceramic film, having a relaxor ferroelectric composition of (9.5/65/35) was modulated at both the first and second harmonic frequencies to that of an applied field. Large changes were observed in the optical path difference within the material due to a combination of the electrostrictive and quadratic electro-optic effects. A theoretical model was developed to obtain harmonic expressions for the Fabry-Pérot transmitted irradiance, and it was successfully fitted to the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8342, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012, 83420H (28 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915618
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Ribal Georges Sabat, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8342:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Zoubeida Ounaies, Editor(s)

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