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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2011
  • pp: 3889–3895

Piezo-optic, photoelastic, and acousto-optic properties of Sr B 4 O 7 crystals

Bohdan Mytsyk, Natalia Demyanyshyn, Irina Martynyuk-Lototska, and Rostyslav Vlokh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 21, pp. 3889-3895 (2011)

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On the basis of studies of the piezo-optic effect, it has been shown that Sr B 4 O 7 crystals can be used as efficient acousto-optic materials in the vacuum ultraviolet spectral range. The full matrices of piezo-optic and photoelastic coefficients have been experimentally obtained for these crystals. The acousto-optic figure of merit and the diffraction efficiency have been estimated for both the visible and deep ultraviolet spectral ranges.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.7210) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, vacuum

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: July 12, 2011

Bohdan Mytsyk, Natalia Demyanyshyn, Irina Martynyuk-Lototska, and Rostyslav Vlokh, "Piezo-optic, photoelastic, and acousto-optic properties of SrB4O7 crystals," Appl. Opt. 50, 3889-3895 (2011)

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