Pseudo-Holographic Acoustical Imaging with a Liquid Crystal Convertor

  • J. L. Dion
  • A. LeBlanc
  • A. D. Jacob
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 10)


A new acoustical holography technique is presented, based on the acousto-optical conversion properties of a specially designed nematic liquid crystal cell. In particular conditions, an ultrasonic hologram can be “written” on a thin L.C. layer as a spatial modulation of the molecular orientation. Direct and real-time conversion to a visible hologram or image of the object can be achieved by means of incoherent light. The system has inherent intensity or phase imaging properties. Application to interferential acoustical holography is also considered. The images presented show that the theoretical limit of resolution can be practically achieved at frequencies of a few megahertz.


Liquid Crystal Nematic Liquid Crystal Holographic Interferometry Object Wave Visible Fringe 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Dion
    • 1
  • A. LeBlanc
    • 1
  • A. D. Jacob
    • 1
  1. 1.Département d’IngénierieUniversité du Québec à Trois-RivièresTrois-RivièresCanada

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