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The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 154, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Light diffraction in an inhomogeneous acoustic field excited by wedge-shaped and parabolic transducers

  • V. I. Balakshy
  • B. B. Linde
  • A. N. Vostrikova
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Abstract.

Light diffraction in acoustic fields created by wedge-shaped and parabolic piezoelectric transducers is theoretically investigated. It is shown that the acoustic fields have a complicated amplitude-phase structure changing with the acoustic frequency. Principal characteristics of acousto-optic interaction are examined. It is demonstrated that the diffraction efficiency in the Bragg regime can approach 100% in spite of a noticeable phase mismatch.

Keywords

European Physical Journal Special Topic Bragg Angle Piezoelectric Plate Acoustic Frequency Acoustic Beam 
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© EDP Sciences/Società Italiana di Fisica/Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Balakshy
    • 1
  • B. B. Linde
    • 2
  • A. N. Vostrikova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental Physics, University of GdańskGdańskPoland

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