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High Frequency Traveling Wave And Standing Wave Acousto-Optic Modulators
Author(s): J. I. Soos; R. G. Rosemeier
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Paper Abstract

Acousto-optics deals with the interaction of sound and light. When an acoustic wave propagates in an optically transparent substrate, it produces a periodic modulation of the index of refractions through the elasto-optical effect. This creates a moving phase grating which may diffract portions of input laser light into one or more directions, and is known as acousto-optic diffraction. This phenomena is a base for various devices, such as: deflectors, modulators, frequency shifters, filters, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1151, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962247
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J. I. Soos, Brimrose Corporation of America (United States)
R. G. Rosemeier, Brimrose Corporation of America (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1151:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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