In-fiber and fiber-compatible acoustooptic components

Christopher N. Pannell, Bruno F. Wacogne, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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Acoustooptics has been shown to provide a powerful and versatile means of controlling and modulating laser radiation in bulk optic components. We discuss the fiber-optic and fiber-compatible versions of several components such as the phase modulator and Bragg cell. In addition, we present general design rules for such components based on the strengths and weaknesses of the various available materials and illustrate by means of a consolidated account of some previously completed results obtained at the Optoelectronics Research Center at Southampton University. Acousto-optic techniques for the control of optical radiation, well established for bulk-optic components, are shown to be equally valuable in the context of fiber-optic components if carefully applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1434
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Optical fiber devices
  • Optical modulation
  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Optical devices
  • Phase modulation
  • Optical fiber couplers
  • Optical control
  • Optical refraction
  • Optical variables control
  • Optical sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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