Optical characteristics of the compound PLZT

Damian Goldring, Zeev Zalevsky, Efraim Goldenberg, Amir Shemer, David Mendlovic

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We present a summary of measured characteristics of lanthanum-doped lead zirconium titanate (PLZT) compound in its mechanical housing. It is expected that the PLZT device will be used as the main component in an ultrafast electro-optic switch. We have performed several experiments to measure and calculate the following characteristics: optical power transmission, thermodynamic effects, switching speed, and dc drift phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6536-6543
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number32
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


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