The measurement of the induced birefringence of electrooptic materials through the modulation of light reflection coefficient

Physics of molecules, clusters and nanostructures

The article analyzes the measurement results for electrooptic (EO) birefringence of materials by modulating the reflection coefficient of monochromatic light polarized linearly that incidents on the surface of the EO medium. The cases of the normal light incidence and those in the area of the Brewster angle were reviewed. The sensitivity of the method was evaluated.