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Electro-optic device with gap-coupled electrode

United States Patent

August 20, 2013
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An electro-optic device includes an electro-optic crystal having a predetermined thickness, a first face and a second face. The electro-optic device also includes a first electrode substrate disposed opposing the first face. The first electrode substrate includes a first substrate material having a first thickness and a first electrode coating coupled to the first substrate material. The electro-optic device further includes a second electrode substrate disposed opposing the second face. The second electrode substrate includes a second substrate material having a second thickness and a second electrode coating coupled to the second substrate material. The electro-optic device additionally includes a voltage source electrically coupled to the first electrode coating and the second electrode coating.
Deri; Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA), Rhodes; Mark A. (Pleasanton, CA), Bayramian; Andrew J. (Manteca, CA), Caird; John A. (San Francisco, CA), Henesian; Mark A. (Livermore, CA), Ebbers; Christopher A. (Pleasanton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 913,651
October 27, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.