Abstract

We have studied the acousto-optic (AO) diffraction in Sn2P2S6 crystals and found that they manifest high values of an AO figure of merit. The above crystals may therefore be used as highly efficient materials in different AO applications.

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2007

O. G. Mys, I. Yu. Martynyuk-Lototska, A. A. Grabar, Yu. M. Vysochanskii, and R. O. Vlokh, "Piezooptic coefficients of Sn2P2S6 crystals," Ferroelectrics 352, 171-175 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Bach, M. Jazbinsek, G. Montemezzani, P. Günter, A. A. Grabar, and Yu. M. Vysochanskii, "Tailoring of infrared photorefractive properties of Sn2P2S6 crystals by Te and Sb doping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1535-1541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

O. Mys, I. Martynyuk-Lototska, A. Grabar, Yu. Vysochanskii, and R. Vlokh, "Piezooptic coefficients and acoustic wave velocities in Sn2P2S6 crystals," Ukr. J. Phys. Opt. 7, 124-128 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

2003

D. Haertle, G. Caimi, A. Haldi, G. Montemezzani, P. Günter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Yu. M. Vysochanskii, "Electro-optical properties of Sn2P2S6," Opt. Commun. 215, 333-343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Jazbinsek, G. Montemezzani, P. Gunter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Y. M. Vysochanskii, "Fast near-infrared self-pumped phase conjugation with photorefractive Sn2P2S6," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1241-1256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

D. A. Kostyuk and Yu. A. Kuzavko, "Anomalies in the ultrasound reflection from a solid-dissipative medium interface," Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 994-998 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1996

1991

R. O. Vlokh, Yu. M. Vysochanskii, A. A. Grabar, A. V. Kityk, and V. Yu. Slivka, "Electrooptic effect in Sn2P2S6 ferroelectrics," Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Neorg. Mater. 27, 689-692 (1991).

1974

C. D. Carpentier and R. Nitsche, "Vapour growth and crystal data of the thio(seleno) hypodiphosphates Sn2P2S6, Sn2P2Se6, Pb2P2S6, Pb2P2Se6 and their mixed crystals," Mater. Res. Bull. 9, 401-410 (1974).
[CrossRef]

M. Gottlieb, T. J. Isaacs, J. D. Feichtner, and G. W. Roland, "Acousto-optic properties of some chalcogenide crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 45, 5145-5151 (1974).
[CrossRef]

T. Yano and A. Watanabe, "Acousto-optic figure of merit of TeO2 for circularly polarized light," J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243-1245 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Ferroelectrics

O. G. Mys, I. Yu. Martynyuk-Lototska, A. A. Grabar, Yu. M. Vysochanskii, and R. O. Vlokh, "Piezooptic coefficients of Sn2P2S6 crystals," Ferroelectrics 352, 171-175 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Neorg. Mater.

R. O. Vlokh, Yu. M. Vysochanskii, A. A. Grabar, A. V. Kityk, and V. Yu. Slivka, "Electrooptic effect in Sn2P2S6 ferroelectrics," Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Neorg. Mater. 27, 689-692 (1991).

J. Appl. Phys.

T. Yano and A. Watanabe, "Acousto-optic figure of merit of TeO2 for circularly polarized light," J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1243-1245 (1974).
[CrossRef]

M. Gottlieb, T. J. Isaacs, J. D. Feichtner, and G. W. Roland, "Acousto-optic properties of some chalcogenide crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 45, 5145-5151 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Mater. Res. Bull.

C. D. Carpentier and R. Nitsche, "Vapour growth and crystal data of the thio(seleno) hypodiphosphates Sn2P2S6, Sn2P2Se6, Pb2P2S6, Pb2P2Se6 and their mixed crystals," Mater. Res. Bull. 9, 401-410 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

D. Haertle, G. Caimi, A. Haldi, G. Montemezzani, P. Günter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Yu. M. Vysochanskii, "Electro-optical properties of Sn2P2S6," Opt. Commun. 215, 333-343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Tech. Phys. Lett.

D. A. Kostyuk and Yu. A. Kuzavko, "Anomalies in the ultrasound reflection from a solid-dissipative medium interface," Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 994-998 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ukr. J. Phys. Opt.

O. Mys, I. Martynyuk-Lototska, A. Grabar, Yu. Vysochanskii, and R. Vlokh, "Piezooptic coefficients and acoustic wave velocities in Sn2P2S6 crystals," Ukr. J. Phys. Opt. 7, 124-128 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other

Yu. M. Vysochanskii, T. Janssen, R. Currat, R. Folk, J. Banys, J. Grigas, and V. Samulionis, Phase Transitions in Ferroelectric Phosphorous Chalcogenide Crystals (Vilnius U. Publishing House, 2006).

N. B. Singh, R. H. Hopkins, D. R. Suhre, L. H. Taylor, W. Rosch, M. Gottlieb, W. M. B. Duval, and M. E. Glicksman, "Physical vapor transport growth of mercuroushalide crystals for acousto-optic tunable filters," presented at the 128th TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, Calif., 28 February-4 March 1999.

N. B. Singh and W. M. B. Duval, "Growth kinetics of physical vapour transport processes: crystal growth of opto-electronic material mercurous chloride," NASA Technical Memorandum 103788 (NASA, 1991).

L. N. Magdich and V. Ya. Molchanov, Acoustooptic Devices and Their Applications (Sov. Radio, 1978).

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Figures (1)

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Fig. 1

Dependences of the measured AO diffraction efficiency on the electric driving power applied to the piezoelectric transducer that correspond to the laser beam ( 632.8   nm ) interacting with the transverse acoustic wave in Sn 2 P 2 S 6 and TeO 2 crystals (dashed curve corresponds to the recalculated dependence of AO efficiency for TeO 2 crystals).

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η = I i I 0 I i ,
η = sin 2 ( π λ   cos   θ P a L M 2 2 H ) ,
η = π 2 P a L M 2 2 λ 2 cos 2 θ H .
| p e f | = M 2 ρ ν 3 n 6 ,

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