30 kV Power supply. The goal is to create giant electric fields across a patterned lithium niobate wafer, providing a periodic inversion of the crystalline optical axis. The field is passed through the wafer via a liquid electrolyte inside a poling jig.
AUTOCAD rendering of the poling jig used to pole lithium niobate crystals. The wafer is held in a water-tight configuration via the O-Rings.
Home-machined plexi-glass prototype
Modeling optical waveguides for nonlinear and quantum applications