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) : Lean,E. G.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 65

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)

Descriptors :   (*PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS, ULTRASONIC RADIATION), (*WAVEGUIDES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES), ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, INTERACTIONS, MODULATORS, TRANSDUCERS, WAVEGUIDE FILTERS, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, NIOBATES, QUARTZ, ZINC COMPOUNDS, OXIDES

Subject Categories : Line, Surface and Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices
      Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE