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Optical Interactions in a Dielectric Material with Multiple Perturbations


Lee, Hyuk (1986) Optical Interactions in a Dielectric Material with Multiple Perturbations. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/ek2w-4557.


The interaction of light propagating through a dielectric material with multiple perturbations is investigated.

A general coupled mode theory of two gratings is presented. The acousto-electro-optic effect is introduced as an example of an indirect interaction due to the acousto-optic and electro-optic effects. The acousto-electro-optic effect is analyzed using the general theory and is demonstrated experimentally. The application of this effect to light modulation and deflection is discussed in detail. Also a correlator that is based on the photorefractive acousto-electrooptic effect is demonstrated and analyzed theoretically.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Applied Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Applied Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Psaltis, Demetri
Thesis Committee:
  • Psaltis, Demetri (chair)
  • Papas, Charles Herach
  • Rutledge, David B.
  • Yariv, Amnon
  • Bellan, Paul Murray
Defense Date:9 December 1985
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04152019-101001395
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ID Code:11461
Deposited By: Mel Ray
Deposited On:15 Apr 2019 18:06
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 23:05

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