Image scanning using acousto-optic interaction with surface waves

L. G. Pearce, D. Schumer, P. Das

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The scanning of a one-dimensional light intensity distribution was accomplished by employing the acousto-optic interaction of surface waves on LiNbO3. The acoustic signal was 200 nano-seconds long with a center frequency of 100 MHz. To produce a large interaction length, the light propagates through the crystal parallel to the surface on which the acoustic surface wave is launched. The detected diffraction signal yields a temporal representation of the spatial intensity distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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