The anisotropic diffraction of light by high frequency longitudinal ultrasonic waves in the tangential phase matching configuration may present some definite advantages over the same interaction using transverse acoustic waves. A systematic search for favorable crystal cuts in lithium niobate was worked out. The main results of this study are reported here; they enable the choice of the best configuration for a given operating center frequency.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 7, 1988
Published: March 20, 1990
J. M. Rouvaen, G. Waxin, M. G. Gazalet, and E. Bridoux, "Theoretical study of the anisotropic diffraction of light waves by acoustic waves in lithium niobate crystals," Appl. Opt. 29, 1312-1316 (1990)