Just like the application of an electric field to a crystal can lead to changing light propagation effects, the application of an acoustic, or sound, wave to a crystal can also change the way light propagates in a crystal. As one may imagine again, there are a number of components you can use in the laboratory that take advantage of this effect, so read on to learn about the acousto-optic effect to know how these components work in your own laboratory.
Table of Contents:
- The Photoelastic Effect
- Basic Concepts of Acousto-Optic Interactions
- Bragg Diffraction in an Anisotropic Medium
- Coupled-Mode Analysis of Bragg Diffraction
- Raman-Nath Diffraction
- Surface Acousto-Optics