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High Performance Acousto-Optic Devices: Solutions To Fresnel Field Problems
Author(s): J. Bradford Merry
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Paper Abstract

When high performance is demanded of an acousto-optic device, certain effects that are usually considered negligible become evident. Fresnel near field effects frequently become important when high efficiency and/or high bandwidth is demanded of a modulator. Large aperture and high resolution deflectors are also effected by acoustic field variations. The design of the transducer and the electrode can be used to alleviate many of these effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0390, High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling, (20 September 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.935042
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J. Bradford Merry, J. B. Merry & Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0390:
High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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