The problem of optical image deformations caused by the phenomenon of light beam diffraction in uniaxial crystals by ultrasonic waves is considered in the paper. A general analytical expression is derived describing a dependence of spatial deformations and transmission coefficients on incidence angles as well as on parameters of the crystal and the ultrasound. The most interesting wide-angle diffraction configurations are analyzed, and all types of spatial distortions and transfer functions are described.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2012
Published: June 29, 2012
Vitold Pozhar and Alexander Machihin, "Image aberrations caused by light diffraction via ultrasonic waves in uniaxial crystals," Appl. Opt. 51, 4513-4519 (2012)