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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Horger, John
URN etd-08012012-040143
Title Multiple plane wave analysis of acousto-optic diffraction of Gaussian shaped light beams
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Poon, Ting Chang Committee Chair
Besieris, Ioannis M. Committee Member
Claus, Richard O. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Gaussian beams
Date of Defense 1987-08-05
Availability restricted
Abstract
A short history of acousto—optics research is presented along with a general description of how light and sound interact.

The Multiple Scattering model is derived and used with a Gaussian light beam to observe the distortion in light beam profile within the sound field. Numerical results are presented for comparison to previous studies using thick holograms and two orders of light. The results from using two light orders are compared to four light order results.

A Hamming sound amplitude distribution is introduced as a possible way to reduce the amount of light beam profile distortion.

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