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Focused acoustic wave acousto-optic device using a planar domain-inverted lithium niobate transducer

A.Lawrowa, C.N.Pannella, M.Negoitaa, P.St.J.Russellb and J.Webjörnc

a. Applied Optics Group, Department of Physics, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, UK
b. Optoelectronics Group, School of Physics, University of Bath, Bath, UK
c. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

Abstract

An acousto-optic device operating in the Raman-Nath regime has been built and tested to investigate the potential benefits of using planar domain-inverted lithium niobate transducers to generate complex acoustic fields in acousto-optic (AO) devices. To our knowledge, this is the first example of a domain-inverted LiNbO3 transducer used to produce a focused acoustic field in an AO application.


Optics Communications (1997) Vol.144(4-6) pp.161-164

doi: 10.1016/S0030-4018(97)00458-6

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