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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1971
  • pp: 390–395

Analysis of an Interferometer with Acoustic Surface Waves on One Mirror

B. J. Hunsinger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 390-395 (1971)

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It has been demonstrated that surface waves propagating on one mirror of an interferometer form an optical diffraction grating. Experimentally confirmed analyses of an interferometer with 95.5% reflectivity mirrors now indicate that a surface wave power density of 0.028 mW/mm · MHz is required to diffract 1% of transmitted light into the first order beam. This power can be diminished by a factor of more than 20 by increasing the mirror reflectivity to 99%.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 12, 1970
Published: February 1, 1971

B. J. Hunsinger, "Analysis of an Interferometer with Acoustic Surface Waves on One Mirror," Appl. Opt. 10, 390-395 (1971)

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