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1 June 1973 Piezoelectric Transducers For Acousto-Optic Applications
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Acousto-optic devices are finding increasing application as deflectors, modulators, Q-switches and mode lockers in laser systems. A key element in any such device is the transducer which converts the electrical drive signal to the acoustic wave. Usually the transducer is a piezoelectric plate bonded to a material chosen for its acousto-optic properties. The performance of piezoelectric transducers has been studied extensively since Mason (Ref. 1) developed a convenient equivalent circuit for bonded thickness mode piezoelectric plates. We review here the performance of a variety of transducer -acousto-optic material combinations of current relevance.
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Jason H. Eveleth "Piezoelectric Transducers For Acousto-Optic Applications", Proc. SPIE 0038, Electro-Optics Principles and Applications, (1 June 1973);

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