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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1994
  • pp: 637–648

Multiple plane-wave scattering analysis of light diffraction by parallel Raman–Nath and Bragg ultrasonic cells with arbitrary frequency ratios

Monish R. Chatterjee and Shih-Tun Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 637-648 (1994)

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A detailed analytical study of optical scattering from a parallel ultrasonic setup is presented in which an optical beam is scattered by a surface acoustic wave that acts as a Raman–Nath-type dynamic grating and the scattering is controlled and monitored by a bulk (Bragg) acousto-optic grating placed adjacent to the surface wave. To generalize this mixed configuration, we assume the two ultrasonic cells to have a frequency ratio p:q. The intensities of the final scattered orders of light are analyzed by a multiple plane-wave scattering formalism and plotted for varying frequency ratios, Q’s, and peak phase delays ( α ^ ). Finally, a dynamic detection method is proposed for identifying the characteristics of a surface acoustic wave with the parallel ultrasonic technique.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 6, 1993
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 1993
Published: February 1, 1994

Monish R. Chatterjee and Shih-Tun Chen, "Multiple plane-wave scattering analysis of light diffraction by parallel Raman–Nath and Bragg ultrasonic cells with arbitrary frequency ratios," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 637-648 (1994)

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