Calculation of the electro-optic effect for finite crystals

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The optical absorption coefficient is calculated for a crystal in a finite-range electric field. The origin of the 'red shift' in the presence of the field is explained by the decrease of the band gap. The importance of the potential difference across the sample is discussed. Deviations are obtained from the hitherto existing formulae for the high-field thin-crystal region and a possible experiment is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number019
Pages (from-to)3843-3854
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering (all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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