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Linear electro-optic effect and temperature coefficient of birefringence in 4-nitro-4script-methylbenzylidene aniline single crystals

Bailey, RT and Bourhill, GH and Cruickshank, FR and Pugh, D and Sherwood, JN and Simpson, GS and Varma, KBR (1992) Linear electro-optic effect and temperature coefficient of birefringence in 4-nitro-4script-methylbenzylidene aniline single crystals. In: Journal of Applied Physics, 71 (4). pp. 2012-2014.

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Abstract

A study of the linear electro?optic effect in single crystals of the organic compound, 4?nitro�4??methylbenzylidene aniline is reported. The reduced half?wave voltages have been found to have values 2.8, 1.3, and 1.1 kV at 632.8, 514.5, and 488.0 nm, respectively and the corresponding values of the largest linear electro?optic coefficient have been calculated. The thermal variation of the birefringence has also been investigated and the temperature variation of the refractive index difference is found to have the value, d?n/dT = 15.8 × 10?5 K?1.

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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 06:33
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 06:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37191

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