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Piezoelectric Transducers For Acousto-Optic Applications
Author(s): Jason H. Eveleth
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Paper Abstract

Acousto-optic devices are finding increasing application as deflectors, modulators, Q-switches and mode lockers in laser systems. A key element in any such device is the transducer which converts the electrical drive signal to the acoustic wave. Usually the transducer is a piezoelectric plate bonded to a material chosen for its acousto-optic properties. The performance of piezoelectric transducers has been studied extensively since Mason (Ref. 1) developed a convenient equivalent circuit for bonded thickness mode piezoelectric plates. We review here the performance of a variety of transducer -acousto-optic material combinations of current relevance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1973
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0038, Electro-Optics Principles and Applications, (1 June 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953761
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Jason H. Eveleth, Isomet Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0038:
Electro-Optics Principles and Applications
John B. DeVelis; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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