Kerr constant

Kerr constant

[′kər ′kän·stənt]
(optics)
A measure of the strength of the Kerr effect in a substance, equal to the difference between the extraordinary and ordinary indices of refraction divided by the product of the light's wavelength and the square of the electric field.
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However, in the near future, by elevating materials with a larger Kerr constant and device configuration with horizontal electric fields, the operating voltage can be lowered.