Here a large deflection angle, low optical frequency-shift acousto-optic device is presented. This is realized by two successive acousto-optic interactions in the same cell. The relevant parameters of operation are analyzed in detail. A practical case with paratellurite material is then considered. Results from numerical computations leading to practical design parameters are given and compared with experimental ones.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 9, 1992
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 1993
Published: March 1, 1994
M. G. Gazalet, M. Ravez, F. Haine, C. Bruneel, and E. Bridoux, "Acousto-optic low-frequency shifter," Appl. Opt. 33, 1293-1298 (1994)