Acousto-optic modulator.

Christopher Noel Pannell (Inventor), Ibrahim Abdulhalim (Inventor), David Neil Payne (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


An acousto-optic modulator comprises a medium 2 having a non-homogeneous refractive index for guiding a light beam 4 inputted thereto along a first predetermined path and at least one switch able means for generating a respective acoustic beam 5 along a respective further predetermined path intersecting said first predetermined path for diffracting part of the light beam being guided along said first predetermined path.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2269237
IPCG02F 1/ 33 A I
Priority date21/07/92
StatePublished - 2 Feb 1994


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