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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: C67–C73

Nonreciprocity of acousto-optic interaction in collinear tunable acousto-optic filters

Yury S. Dobrolenskiy, Vitaly B. Voloshinov, Yury A. Zyuryukin, and Evgeny A. Djakonov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. C67-C73 (2009)

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The investigation of a nonreciprocal effect for the example of collinear acousto-optic interaction is presented. It is shown that this effect influences the parameters of diffraction and the operation of modern acousto-optic devices, particularly acousto-optic tunable filters (AOTFs), at the frequencies of ultrasound of about 1 GHz and higher. The analytical expressions are obtained, and the calculations of the non reciprocal effect for different acousto-optic materials are carried out. The effect is registered experiment ally at the optic wavelengths of 633 and 532 with the help of a collinear AOTF on the base of a lithium niobate crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Yury S. Dobrolenskiy, Vitaly B. Voloshinov, Yury A. Zyuryukin, and Evgeny A. Djakonov, "Nonreciprocity of acousto-optic interaction in collinear tunable acousto-optic filters," Appl. Opt. 48, C67-C73 (2009)

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