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Acousto-optic imaging in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents results on theoretical and experimental investigation of a tunable acoustic-optic filter designed with the goals of applications in optics and spectroscopy for spectral filtration of divergent RI optical beams and images. Physical principles of operation of the wide-angular acousto-optic filter are examined and basic parameters of the developed instrument are described in the paper. The device was fabricated on base of a specially chosen crystal cut of optically anisotropic tellurium dioxide single crystal. Optimization of the filter parameters resulted in development of the instrument combining low driving power with high spatial and temporal resolution. Experimental block-scheme of filtration and optical setup for image processing are described in the report and some peculiarities of the imaging experiments in the middle IR region of spectrum are discussed in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3900, 3rd International Conference on Optical Information Processing, (24 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364573
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Vitaly B. Voloshinov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Neelam Gupta, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3900:
3rd International Conference on Optical Information Processing

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