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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2004
  • pp: 2920–2924

Reflective acousto-optic modulation with surface acoustic waves

Stanley S. Hong, Michael S. Mermelstein, and Dennis M. Freeman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 14, pp. 2920-2924 (2004)

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A reflective optical modulator based on acousto-optic modulation of light by a mirror corrugated with surface acoustic waves is presented. Modulation of optical amplitude, frequency, and phase is demonstrated at visible (633- and 488-nm) and deep UV (244-nm) wavelengths. The reflective modulator has eight channels and achieves a maximum first-order diffraction efficiency of 6.0%.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2003
Published: May 10, 2004

Stanley S. Hong, Michael S. Mermelstein, and Dennis M. Freeman, "Reflective acousto-optic modulation with surface acoustic waves," Appl. Opt. 43, 2920-2924 (2004)

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