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acoustooptics

[əko̅o̅s′tō·op′tiks]
a field of physics that studies the generation of light waves by ultra-high-frequency sound waves. Knowledge gained by such study is applied chiefly in the transmission of information by acoustooptic devices.
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With the maturity of the technology base in acousto-optics and the emergence of discrete optical processors, researchers must now move beyond the comfortable world of Fourier transforms, convolutions and correlations and into the world of matrix operations.
An acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) is a good choice for the complementary system because it is easily integrated into a DIAL system.
The analog signal processing methods that can be considered as SAW's competitors are acousto-optics, electro-optics, bulk acoustic waves and magnetostatic waves.
Oplink acquired the innovative Acousto-Optic (AO) technology through its acquisition last year of Aurora Photonics, a leader in the development of this technology.
This paper illustrates how an acousto-optic based signal processor is used to eliminate this bandwidth limitation.