An electrooptic probe to determine internal electric fields in a piezoelectric transformer.

@article{Norgard2012AnEP,
  title={An electrooptic probe to determine internal electric fields in a piezoelectric transformer.},
  author={Peter Norgard and Scott D. Kovaleski},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={025106}
}
A technique using the electrooptic effect to determine the output voltage of an optically clear LiNbO(3) piezoelectric transformer was developed and explored. A brief mathematical description of the solution is provided, as well as experimental data demonstrating a linear response under ac resonant operating conditions. A technique to calibrate the diagnostic was developed and is described. Finally, a sensitivity analysis of the electrooptic response to variations in angular alignment between… CONTINUE READING