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Acousto-optic polarizer.

Authors
  • Gondek, G
  • Kwiek, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ultrasonics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2002
Volume
40
Issue
9
Pages
967–971
Identifiers
PMID: 12385953
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the paper theoretical bases are presented, as well as their experimental verification, concerning an idea of a new type acousto-optic light ellipticity modulator, based on light diffraction phenomenon by ultrasonic waves, within the so-called intermediate diffraction regime. The experimental data obtained really good match relevant theoretical predictions, and the device examined enables a continuous light ellipticity variation from 0 up to 1, with low diffraction loses and for low electric voltage applied to ultrasonic transducer.

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