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A theoretical model of the linear electro-optic effect

Shih, Chun-Ching and Yariv, Amnon (1982) A theoretical model of the linear electro-optic effect. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 15 (4). pp. 825-846. ISSN 0022-3719. doi:10.1088/0022-3719/15/4/027.

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A simple theoretical study of the linear electro-optic effect is presented. This semiclassical approach is based on the single-energy-gap model, the dielectric theory and the concepts of bond charge and effective ionic charge. A general expression is obtained for the electro-optic coefficient of a crystal and is applied to a wide variety of diatomic and ternary compounds including zincblende (GaAs, GaP, ZnSe, ZnS, ZnTe, CuCl), wurtzite (ZnS, CdS, CdSe), quartz (SiO2), lithium niobate (LiNbO3, LiTaO3), KDP (KH2PO4, KD2PO4, NH4H2PO4), chalcopyrite (AgGaS2, CuGaS2) and proustite (Ag3AsS3). The calculated results are generally in good agreement with experiment.

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Additional Information:© 1982 The Institute of Physics. Received 18 May 1981. Print publication: Issue 4 (10 February 1982).
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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