Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 73–79

Rotation of laser beam polarization in acousto-optic devices

Authors

  • H. Eklund
    • Department of Electrical MeasurementsChalmers University of Technology
  • A. Roos
    • Department of Electrical MeasurementsChalmers University of Technology
  • S. T. Eng
    • Department of Electrical MeasurementsChalmers University of Technology
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00631587

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Eklund, H., Roos, A. & Eng, S.T. Opt Quant Electron (1975) 7: 73. doi:10.1007/BF00631587
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Abstract

When a linear, polarized laser beam is passed through an acousto-optic device, the polarization direction of the outgoing beam is often different from that of the entering beam, and thus a rotation of the polarization angle takes place. This paper shows how the polarization rotation and the intensity can be calculated for different polarization angles. Experimental results obtained with a single crystal germanium frequency shifter in the 10.6 μm region agreed well with theory.

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