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MODIFICATION OF THE CURVATURE AND/OR PHASE OF AN A000 WAVEFRONT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023676D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The present invention provides a simplified technique for modifying the curvature and/or phase of an acoustic wavefront generated in an acousto-opticmedium utilized in modulating or deflecting laser light, In particular, the invention is directed to a technique which allows the generation of an acoustic wavefront which is curved or which has discrete shifts in phase along the acousto-optic interaction path without bonding transducers to complex surfaces with all the attendant difficulties associated therewith. Specifically,