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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4513–4519

Image aberrations caused by light diffraction via ultrasonic waves in uniaxial crystals

Vitold Pozhar and Alexander Machihin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 19, pp. 4513-4519 (2012)

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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

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(080.1005) Geometric optics : Aberration expansions

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

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)

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