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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1990
  • pp: 4766–4771

Acoustooptic analysis of high frequency wideband sound field schlieren imaging

David Mehrl, Adrian Korpel, and William Bridge  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 32, pp. 4766-4771 (1990)

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Schlieren imaging of acoustic waves has been used routinely for at least half a century. The nature of the image has conventionally been analyzed by various ray tracing techniques or wavefront corrugation calculations. These are restricted to low sound frequencies or thin sound fields. We present a novel method, based on acoustooptic plane wave interaction theory, that not only is applicable to high frequencies but reveals some unexpected features of schlieren imaging.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 9, 1990
Published: November 10, 1990

David Mehrl, Adrian Korpel, and William Bridge, "Acoustooptic analysis of high frequency wideband sound field schlieren imaging," Appl. Opt. 29, 4766-4771 (1990)

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