An optical correlator based on acoustoelectro-optic interaction is proposed. The device is experimentally demonstrated with a LiNbO3 crystal in which acoustic waves are launched by a piezoelectric transducer and electric fields are established through the photorefractive effect.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 21, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 1987
Published: July 1, 1987
Hyuk Lee and Demetri Psaltis, "Photorefractive acoustoelectro-optic correlator," Opt. Lett. 12, 459-461 (1987)