Abstract

A different acoustooptic configuration using Yano’s paratellurite crystal cut is proposed in this paper. Both configurations are compared in terms of relative bandwidth, efficiency, and potential applications. Experimental results are also reported.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  7. T. Yano, A. Watanabe, “Acoustooptic Figure of Merit of TeO2 for Circularly Polarized Light,” J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243 (1974).
    [CrossRef]
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1984 (1)

1977 (1)

D. L. Hetch, “Multifrequency Acoustooptic Diffraction,” IEEE Trans. Sonics Ultrason. SU-24, 7 (1977).

1975 (1)

T. Yano, M. Kawabuchi, A. Fukumoto, A. Watanabe, “TeO2 Anisotropic Light Deflector Without Midband Degeneracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 689 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

T. Yano, A. Watanabe, “Acoustooptic Figure of Merit of TeO2 for Circularly Polarized Light,” J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1972 (2)

Y. Ohmachi, N. Uchida, N. Niizeki, “Acoustic Wave Propagation in TeO2 Single Crystal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 51, 164 (1972).
[CrossRef]

A. W. Warner, D. L. White, W. A. Bonner, “Acoustooptic Light Deflectors Using Optical Activity in Paratellurite,” J. Appl. Phys. 43, 4489 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1968 (1)

G. Arlt, H. Schweppe, “Paratellurite, a New Piezoelectric Material,” Solid State Commun., 6, 783 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1967 (2)

R. W. Dixon, “Acoustic Diffraction of Light in Anisotropic Media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 85 (1967).
[CrossRef]

E. G. H. Lean, C. F. Quate, H. J. Shaw, “Continuous Deflection of Laser Beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 48 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Arlt, G.

G. Arlt, H. Schweppe, “Paratellurite, a New Piezoelectric Material,” Solid State Commun., 6, 783 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Bonner, W. A.

A. W. Warner, D. L. White, W. A. Bonner, “Acoustooptic Light Deflectors Using Optical Activity in Paratellurite,” J. Appl. Phys. 43, 4489 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Bridoux, E.

Dixon, R. W.

R. W. Dixon, “Acoustic Diffraction of Light in Anisotropic Media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 85 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Fukumoto, A.

T. Yano, M. Kawabuchi, A. Fukumoto, A. Watanabe, “TeO2 Anisotropic Light Deflector Without Midband Degeneracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 689 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Gazalet, M. G.

Hatch, D. L.

D. L. Hatch, T. Mannigel, J. Rieden, M. Silver “Wideband Multifrequency Recording Using Acoustooptics,” in 1973 Electrooptic Systems Design Conference Proceedings, New York, Sept. 18–20 1973, p 112–116; available from Ind. & Sci. Conf. Manage., Inc., Chicago, Ill., 1973.

Hetch, D. L.

D. L. Hetch, “Multifrequency Acoustooptic Diffraction,” IEEE Trans. Sonics Ultrason. SU-24, 7 (1977).

Kawabuchi, M.

T. Yano, M. Kawabuchi, A. Fukumoto, A. Watanabe, “TeO2 Anisotropic Light Deflector Without Midband Degeneracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 689 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Lean, E. G. H.

E. G. H. Lean, C. F. Quate, H. J. Shaw, “Continuous Deflection of Laser Beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 48 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Mannigel, T.

D. L. Hatch, T. Mannigel, J. Rieden, M. Silver “Wideband Multifrequency Recording Using Acoustooptics,” in 1973 Electrooptic Systems Design Conference Proceedings, New York, Sept. 18–20 1973, p 112–116; available from Ind. & Sci. Conf. Manage., Inc., Chicago, Ill., 1973.

Niizeki, N.

Y. Ohmachi, N. Uchida, N. Niizeki, “Acoustic Wave Propagation in TeO2 Single Crystal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 51, 164 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Ohmachi, Y.

Y. Ohmachi, N. Uchida, N. Niizeki, “Acoustic Wave Propagation in TeO2 Single Crystal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 51, 164 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Quate, C. F.

E. G. H. Lean, C. F. Quate, H. J. Shaw, “Continuous Deflection of Laser Beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 48 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Rieden, J.

D. L. Hatch, T. Mannigel, J. Rieden, M. Silver “Wideband Multifrequency Recording Using Acoustooptics,” in 1973 Electrooptic Systems Design Conference Proceedings, New York, Sept. 18–20 1973, p 112–116; available from Ind. & Sci. Conf. Manage., Inc., Chicago, Ill., 1973.

Rouvaen, J. M.

Schweppe, H.

G. Arlt, H. Schweppe, “Paratellurite, a New Piezoelectric Material,” Solid State Commun., 6, 783 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

E. G. H. Lean, C. F. Quate, H. J. Shaw, “Continuous Deflection of Laser Beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 48 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Silver, M.

D. L. Hatch, T. Mannigel, J. Rieden, M. Silver “Wideband Multifrequency Recording Using Acoustooptics,” in 1973 Electrooptic Systems Design Conference Proceedings, New York, Sept. 18–20 1973, p 112–116; available from Ind. & Sci. Conf. Manage., Inc., Chicago, Ill., 1973.

Torguet, R.

Uchida, N.

Y. Ohmachi, N. Uchida, N. Niizeki, “Acoustic Wave Propagation in TeO2 Single Crystal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 51, 164 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Warner, A. W.

A. W. Warner, D. L. White, W. A. Bonner, “Acoustooptic Light Deflectors Using Optical Activity in Paratellurite,” J. Appl. Phys. 43, 4489 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, A.

T. Yano, M. Kawabuchi, A. Fukumoto, A. Watanabe, “TeO2 Anisotropic Light Deflector Without Midband Degeneracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 689 (1975).
[CrossRef]

T. Yano, A. Watanabe, “Acoustooptic Figure of Merit of TeO2 for Circularly Polarized Light,” J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Waxin, G.

White, D. L.

A. W. Warner, D. L. White, W. A. Bonner, “Acoustooptic Light Deflectors Using Optical Activity in Paratellurite,” J. Appl. Phys. 43, 4489 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Yano, T.

T. Yano, M. Kawabuchi, A. Fukumoto, A. Watanabe, “TeO2 Anisotropic Light Deflector Without Midband Degeneracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 689 (1975).
[CrossRef]

T. Yano, A. Watanabe, “Acoustooptic Figure of Merit of TeO2 for Circularly Polarized Light,” J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

E. G. H. Lean, C. F. Quate, H. J. Shaw, “Continuous Deflection of Laser Beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 48 (1967).
[CrossRef]

T. Yano, M. Kawabuchi, A. Fukumoto, A. Watanabe, “TeO2 Anisotropic Light Deflector Without Midband Degeneracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 689 (1975).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. W. Dixon, “Acoustic Diffraction of Light in Anisotropic Media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 85 (1967).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Sonics Ultrason. (1)

D. L. Hetch, “Multifrequency Acoustooptic Diffraction,” IEEE Trans. Sonics Ultrason. SU-24, 7 (1977).

J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (1)

Y. Ohmachi, N. Uchida, N. Niizeki, “Acoustic Wave Propagation in TeO2 Single Crystal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 51, 164 (1972).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

A. W. Warner, D. L. White, W. A. Bonner, “Acoustooptic Light Deflectors Using Optical Activity in Paratellurite,” J. Appl. Phys. 43, 4489 (1972).
[CrossRef]

T. Yano, A. Watanabe, “Acoustooptic Figure of Merit of TeO2 for Circularly Polarized Light,” J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Solid State Commun. (1)

G. Arlt, H. Schweppe, “Paratellurite, a New Piezoelectric Material,” Solid State Commun., 6, 783 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

D. L. Hatch, T. Mannigel, J. Rieden, M. Silver “Wideband Multifrequency Recording Using Acoustooptics,” in 1973 Electrooptic Systems Design Conference Proceedings, New York, Sept. 18–20 1973, p 112–116; available from Ind. & Sci. Conf. Manage., Inc., Chicago, Ill., 1973.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Interaction wave vector diagrams: (a) Yano configuration; (b) proposed configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Central operating frequencies vs acoustical angle Ө a :….., + configuration neglecting optical activity; —, − configuration neglecting optical activity; –···–, + configuration with optical activity; – – – – –, − configuration with optical activity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Reduced figure of merit M2/M2max vs acoustical angle Ө a .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Coupling factor of incident light intensity vs acoustical angle Ө a : —, − configuration; –····–, + configuration.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Numerical results. Efficiency vs reduced frequency: (a) − configuration central frequency is 55 MHz; (b) + configuration central frequency is 110.8 MHz.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Experimental result; efficiency vs acoustical frequency.

Equations (4)

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Δ f 2 υ n 0 λ υ W ( Δ ϕ e π + Δ ϕ c π ) ,
f ± υ n e λ υ n o n e 2 n o 2 ( 1 ± n e 2 n o 2 n e θ a ) ,
f + = 113.9 MHz and f = 56.6 MHz .
Δ f = 82 W MHz ,

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