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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2013
  • pp: 5912–5919

Two regimes of wide angle acousto-optic interaction in tellurium dioxide single crystals

Vitaly B. Voloshinov and Tatyana V. Yukhnevich  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 24, pp. 5912-5919 (2013)

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The paper presents results of investigation of wide angle acousto-optic (AO) diffraction based on light beams propagating in birefringent crystals far away from optical axes and also close to the optical axes. A comparison of the two cases of wide angle interaction in tellurium dioxide crystal is carried out. Advantages and drawbacks of the far-off axis (FOA) diffraction are examined in the paper. Possibility of application of the FOA diffraction in imaging AO filters is discussed. Results of theoretical consideration of the problem are experimentally confirmed in a paratellurite filter using a slow shear acoustic wave propagating in the (11¯0) plane of the crystal at the angle α=10° relative to the axis [110].

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Vitaly B. Voloshinov and Tatyana V. Yukhnevich, "Two regimes of wide angle acousto-optic interaction in tellurium dioxide single crystals," Appl. Opt. 52, 5912-5919 (2013)

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