Piezoelectrically-induced acoustic transients in potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) light shutters

J. S. Bakos, Z. Sórlei, C. Kuti, S. Szikora

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Acoustic transient phenomena induced piezoelectrically by high voltage switching pulses can greatly affect the shutter operation. The sensitivity and the spatial resolution of a photographic method developed for visualisation of acoustic transients in electrooptic light modulators is improved by applying a linear array of 256 photodiodes. The spatial distribution of the strain and the time dependence of the acoustic pulse shape is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-407
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - May 15 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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