Abstract

We report the results of comprehensive studies of the piezo-optic and elasto-optic effects in lithium tetraborate crystals, Li2B4O7. The full matrices of piezo-optic and elasto-optic coefficients are obtained using a recently developed method based on four-point bending. On this basis, we have estimated the acousto-optic figure of merit for Li2B4O7.

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