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Acousto-Optic Devices: Material Issues
Author(s): I C Chang
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the material issues of acousto-optic (AO) devices. Criteria for the selection of materials are presented for the three basic types of AO devices that include deflectors (Bragg cells), modulators, and tunable filters. Comparison of physical properties of the various AO materials shows tradeoffs are required to suit specific applications. As an example of how to search for new materials, the potential of a chalcopyrite compound (ZnGeP2) for AO device applications is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0465, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I, (13 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941410
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I C Chang, Litton Industries (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0465:
Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I
Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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