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Photoelastic Properties Of Optical Materials
Author(s): Albert Feldman
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Paper Abstract

The tensorial nature of the photoelastic effect in optical materials is discussed. The commonly used photoelastic constants, the piezo-optic and the elasto-optic constants, are defined and the general form of these tensors is presented. The most commonly used methods for measuring photoelastic constants, interferometry, polarimetry, the acousto-optic effect and Brillouin scattering are discussed. In addition, the effect of wavelength dispersion is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0681, Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials, (9 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939627
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Albert Feldman, National Bureau of Standards (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0681:
Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials
Larry G. DeShazer, Editor(s)

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