bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal

    (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479)


   About this Journal

   Information for Authors

   Editorial Board

   Editorial Calendar

   Current Issue

   Browse Journal

S&T journal's cover

Submit Press Release

Submit White Paper

25 Top Downloaded Articles (2007-2012)


Contact Us





Vol. 254, Issue 7, December 2021, pp. 43-46




Anisotropy of Acoustooptical Properties of Lithium Niobate Crystals

F. R. Akhmedzhanov, U. Sh. Abdirakhmonov and V. N. Avdievich

Institute of Ion-Plasma and Laser Technologies, TMS Laboratory, 33 Durmon Yuli str., 100125 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tel.: + 998-902121998, fax: + 998-712623183 E-mail: akhmedzhanov.f@gmail.com


Received: 19 November 2021 /Accepted: 20 December 2021 /Published: 30 December 2021



Abstract: Anisotropy of acoustooptical properties of lithium niobate crystals has been studied, when the direction of the light wave vector changes in the plane perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the acoustic wave. The values of components of the photoelastic tensor were determined by the Dixon method. It is shown that for the main geometries of Bragg diffraction of light, when acoustic waves propagate along the crystallographic axes, the acousto-optical quality factor is approximately the same for both longitudinal and transverse acoustic waves. The results obtained on the anisotropy of acousto-optical interaction in lithium niobate crystals can be useful for their application in acousto-optical devices for measuring the frequency of acoustic waves based on the phenomenon of acoustical activity.


Keywords: Acousto-optical quality factor, Photoelastic constants, Acoustic waves, LiNbO3 crystals, Dixon method.


Acrobat reader logo Click <here> or title of paper to download the full pages article in pdf format



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 International License


 Creative Commons License





1999 - 2021 Copyright , International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Publishing, S.L. All Rights Reserved.

Home - News - Links - Archives - Tools - Voltage-to-Frequency Converters - Standardization - Patents - Marketplace - Projects - Wish List - e-Shop - Sensor Jobs - Membership - Videos - Publishing - Site Map - Subscribe - Search

 Members Area -Sensors Portal -Training Courses - S&T Digest - For advertisers - Bookstore - Forums - Polls - Submit Press Release - Submit White Paper - Testimonies - Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn