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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: C81–C85

Acousto-optic interaction with the use of cylindrical ultrasonic waves in the laser cavity

Ireneusz Grulkowski, Dawid Jankowski, and Piotr Kwiek  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. C81-C85 (2009)

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In this paper, acousto-optic interaction between laser light and cylindrical airborne ultrasound in both He–Ne laser and argon-ion laser cavities is considered. The modulation properties of these acousto-optic systems were studied. The schlieren technique has been used to visualize a cylindrical ultrasonic wave generated in the air by radial vibration of a cylindrical piezoelectric shell. It was revealed that acoustic nonlinear effects together with acoustic absorption appear in the vicinity of the axis, where the ultrasound is focused. The observed waveforms of ultrasonic wave correspond to the curves of modulation of laser light.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(170.7170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrasound
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(170.1065) Medical optics and biotechnology : Acousto-optics

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2008
Published: November 27, 2008

Ireneusz Grulkowski, Dawid Jankowski, and Piotr Kwiek, "Acousto-optic interaction with the use of cylindrical ultrasonic waves in the laser cavity," Appl. Opt. 48, C81-C85 (2009)

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