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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 11883–11888

Analysis of the optimum optical incident angle for an imaging acousto-optic tunable filter

Chunguang Zhang, Zhonghua Zhang, Hao Wang, and Yu Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 11883-11888 (2007)

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The selection of the incident polar angle is very important in the entire design of the noncollinear acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF). The authors discussed how the factors, including tuning range of wavelength, the acoustic frequency, the acousto-optic figure of merit, the spectral bandwidth, the spread of filtered beam and the wavelength dependence, influence the selection of the optimum incident polar angle. By an accurate theoretical analysis, a method of selecting the optimum incident angle was presented. The analysis was significant for improving the performance of the imaging AOTF from the visible to the infrared.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2007
Published: September 4, 2007

Chunguang Zhang, Zhonghua Zhang, Hao Wang, and Yu Yang, "Analysis of the optimum optical incident angle for an imaging acousto-optic tunable filter," Opt. Express 15, 11883-11888 (2007)

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