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22 September 1997 Projecting multichannel acousto-optic cells with low crosstalk
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An acousto-optic method for spectral processing of rf signals is proposed. This method is based on a multichannel cell with frequency separated channels within a given band. The optimum structure of such a system is a multichannel cell with the slow shear mode in the (110) direction in TeO2 and far- axis anisotropic diffraction. A system with 12 channels covering the frequency band of 84 - 96 MHz with the bandwidth of each channel of approximately 0.5 MHz and frequency separation of approximately 1 MHz is experimentally studied. An optical beam which spreads in the plane orthogonal to that of the acousto-optic interaction must be used in this system. The influence of the transducer electrode shape on the acoustic crosstalk in the adjacent channels is studied. The experimental results are in good agreement with the calculated data. The expansion of acousto-optic processing requires that multichannel acousto-cells be used. Narrow-band acousto-optic interaction regimes can be used for frequency-domain filtering of rf signals in multichannel cells. This scheme can be used for the parallel analysis of an rf signal spectrum. This paper describes the process of the design and manufacturing of a multichannel acousto-optic filter for an rf signal with a narrow bandwidth of each channel and estimates its possible parameters. Each channel of the filter is tuned to its own frequency different from those of the adjacent channels within a given overall bandwidth of the whole device.
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Victor V. Kludzin, Sergei V. Kulakov, and Victor V. Molotok "Projecting multichannel acousto-optic cells with low crosstalk", Proc. SPIE 3137, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications III, (22 September 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279177
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