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Polarization effects in acousto-optic interaction
Author(s): Vladimir I. Balakshy; Jamal Hassan
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Paper Abstract

Results of the theoretical investigation of light polarization changes during Bragg acousto-optic interaction are presented. It is shown that a linearly polarized light wave, entering an acoustic field, becomes elliptically polarized because of an additional phase shift effect. The polarization state can be controlled by varying power or frequency of the ultrasound. An effect of polarization nonreciprocity for two optical waves passing through the acoustic field in opposite directions is also studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(4) doi: 10.1117/12.61058
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 4
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Vladimir I. Balakshy, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Jamal Hassan, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

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