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electro-optic effect
Any one of a number of phenomena that occur when an electromagnetic wave in the optical spectrum interacts with an electric field, or with matter under the influence of an electric field. Note 1: Two of the most important electro-optic effects having application as modulation mechanisms in optical communication are the Kerr effect and the Pockels effect, in which birefringence is induced or modified in a liquid (Kerr effect) or solid (Pockels effect). Note 2: The term "electro-optic" is often erroneously used as a synonym for "optoelectronic."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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