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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2013
  • pp: 8134–8141

Acousto-optic wide band optical low-frequency shifter

Anthony Dieulangard, Jean-Claude Kastelik, Samuel Dupont, and Joseph Gazalet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 33, pp. 8134-8141 (2013)

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A wide bandwidth tunable optical low-frequency shifter is presented in this work. It is based on two acousto-optic devices operating in tandem. The relevant parameters of the specific configurations of acousto-optic interactions in paratellurite material are detailed. Results from numerical computations leading to the practical design parameters are given. The low-frequency shifter has been experimentally tested at a visible wavelength λ0=514nm and a high efficiency (>60%) has been measured. The tuning capability of the optical shifter covers a bandwidth Δf=26MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

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Original Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2013
Published: November 19, 2013

Anthony Dieulangard, Jean-Claude Kastelik, Samuel Dupont, and Joseph Gazalet, "Acousto-optic wide band optical low-frequency shifter," Appl. Opt. 52, 8134-8141 (2013)

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