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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3127–3135

Investigation of magnesium fluoride crystals for imaging acousto-optic tunable filter applications

Vitaly B. Voloshinov and Neelam Gupta  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 13, pp. 3127-3135 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.003127


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Abstract

Results of an investigation of acousto-optic (AO) cells using single crystals of magnesium fluoride ( MgF 2 ) are presented. Two acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) cells for imaging application have been designed and tested in the visible and ultraviolet (UV) regions of the spectrum from 190 to 490 nm . The two imaging filters were developed by using the wide-angle AO interaction geometry in the ( 010 ) and ( 1 1 ̄ 0 ) planes of the crystal. These filters were used to obtain spectral images at the shortest wavelengths achieved so far. Advantages and drawbacks of this crystal are discussed and photoelastic, acoustic, and AO properties of MgF 2 are examined. The investigation confirmed that MgF 2 -based AOTF cells can be used in the deep UV region up to 110 nm .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2005

Citation
Vitaly B. Voloshinov and Neelam Gupta, "Investigation of magnesium fluoride crystals for imaging acousto-optic tunable filter applications," Appl. Opt. 45, 3127-3135 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-13-3127

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