electrooptical modulator

electrooptical modulator

[i‚lek·trō′äp·tə·kəl ′mäj·ə‚lād·ər]
(communications)
An optical modulator in which a Kerr cell, an electrooptical crystal, or other signal-controlled electrooptical device is used to modulate the amplitude, phase, frequency, or direction of a light beam.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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