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CO2 laser simulation of radiation-induced effects in an acousto-optic deflector
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor; Michael A. Kelly
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Paper Abstract

A carbon dioxide laser was used to heat an acousto-optic deflector operating at the Bragg angle in order to simulate heating effects induced by linearly accelerated electron irradiation. Temperature gradients induced by the laser heating independently confirmed an earlier hypothesis advanced to explain radiation-induced spatial intensity shifts in acousto-optical deflectors and modulators. Acousto-optic (AO) devices are under consideration for a variety of space and terrestrial applications where radiation environments are present, and an understanding of the limitations of using AO devices in these environments is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2482, Photonics for Space Environments III, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210539
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Edward W. Taylor, AFMC Phillips Lab. (United States)
Michael A. Kelly, AFMC Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2482:
Photonics for Space Environments III
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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