Accession Number:

AD0758719

Title:

Acousto-Optic Interactions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author:

IBM WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The document reports the results of the experimental and theoretical investigation of acousto-optic interactions in guided wave structure for optical modulation, deflection and signal processing applications. It includes a theoretical calculation of the diffraction efficiency between guided optical waves and acoustic surface waves and experimental results of isotropic and anisotropic diffraction in LiNbO3 and quartz. A simple acousto-optic plate modulator and electronically tunable acoustic-optic filter by acoustic surface waves has been demonstrated. The optical and acoustical properties of CVD ZnO films on sapphire, which may be needed for the acousto-optic devices in thin films are also included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Line, Surface and Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices
  • Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE