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Insights The Interaction of Sound and Light - Comments

  1. May 16, 2016 #1


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  3. May 16, 2016 #2


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    Very interesting! I had no idea about most of those interactions between light and sound!
  4. May 17, 2016 #3
    Nice Insight Alex!
  5. May 17, 2016 #4

    Andy Resnick

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    A minor point: in acousto-optic modulators/scanners/deflectors, TeO2 is more commonly used rather than quartz. Some good references for this (highly complex) subject are Korpel "Acousto-Optics" , Goutzoulis "Design and Fabrication of Acousto-Optic Devices" and a fine chapter in Saleh and Teich "Fundamentals of Photonics".
  6. May 17, 2016 #5


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    A photon out cruising at night,
    saw a phonon just off to his right.
    Said the P to the P,
    is it better to be,
    a sound instead of a light.
    That was a fun insight. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Is it true that the physics of sonoluminescence is not fully understood yet?
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