13 August 1984 Acousto-Optic Devices: Material Issues
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Proceedings Volume 0465, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941410
Event: 1984 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1984, Los Angeles, United States
This paper discusses the material issues of acousto-optic (AO) devices. Criteria for the selection of materials are presented for the three basic types of AO devices that include deflectors (Bragg cells), modulators, and tunable filters. Comparison of physical properties of the various AO materials shows tradeoffs are required to suit specific applications. As an example of how to search for new materials, the potential of a chalcopyrite compound (ZnGeP2) for AO device applications is discussed.
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I C Chang, I C Chang, } "Acousto-Optic Devices: Material Issues", Proc. SPIE 0465, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I, (13 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941410; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941410

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