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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 3446–3454

Acousto-optic interaction in α - BaB 2 O 4 and Li 2 B 4 O 7 crystals

Irina Martynyuk-Lototska, Oksana Mys, Taras Dudok, Volodymyr Adamiv, Yevgen Smirnov, and Rostyslav Vlokh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 19, pp. 3446-3454 (2008)

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Experimental studies and analysis of acousto-optic diffraction in α - BaB 2 O 4 and Li 2 B 4 O 7 crystals are given. Ultrasonic wave velocity, elastic compliance and stiffness coefficients, and piezo-optic and photoelastic coefficients of α - BaB 2 O 4 and Li 2 B 4 O 7 crystals are determined. The acousto-optic figure of merit has been estimated for different possible geometries of acousto-optic interaction. It is shown that the acousto-optic figures of merit for α - BaB 2 O 4 crystals reach the value M 2 = ( 270 ± 70 ) × 10 15 s 3 / kg for the case of interaction with the slowest ultrasonic wave. The directions of propagation and polarization of those acoustic waves are obtained on the basis of construction of acoustic slowness surfaces. The acousto-optic diffraction is experimentally studied for α - BaB 2 O 4 and Li 2 B 4 O 7 crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.1060) Fourier optics and signal processing : Acousto-optical signal processing
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

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Original Manuscript: March 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Irina Martynyuk-Lototska, Oksana Mys, Taras Dudok, Volodymyr Adamiv, Yevgen Smirnov, and Rostyslav Vlokh, "Acousto-optic interaction in α-BaB2O4and Li2B4O7 crystals," Appl. Opt. 47, 3446-3454 (2008)

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