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Thin Film Acousto-Optic Devices
Author(s): E. G. Lean; J. M. White; C. D. W. Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, thin film acousto-optic devices are discussed in terms of (1) the unique features in theoretical calculations which arise from the use of guided wave structures, (2) the possible device configurations which may improve efficiency and speed, (3) the thin film material and fabrication problems, (4) the transducer efficiency bandwidth trade-off, and (5) a comparison with bulk acousto-optic devices and thin film electro-optic devices. Recent experimental results for thin film acousto-optic modulators and convolvers are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1976
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0090, Acousto-Optics: Device Development/Instrumentation/Applications, (30 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955054
Show Author Affiliations
E. G. Lean, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (United States)
J. M. White, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (United States)
C. D. W. Wilkinson, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0090:
Acousto-Optics: Device Development/Instrumentation/Applications
Joseph B. Houston, Editor(s)

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