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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science of the interaction of acoustic and optical phenomena.

a·cous′to·op′ti·cal adj.
a·cous′to·op′ti·cal·ly adv.
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He covers electro-optics; acousto-optics, optical computing, and signal processing; fiber-optic sensors; integrated optics; optical diagnostics and imaging; and micro-electro-mechanical and micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems and nano- and bio-nano-technologies.
However, it is precisely the maturity of the technology base and the flexibility of the architectural concepts that make acousto-optics an attractive candidate for early insertion in a variety of EW systems.
He has worked in solid lubrication, gas laser modeling, human behavior to illumination, isotope separation, inertial confinement fusion, nonlinear optics, acousto-optics and infrared imaging systems.
Current Possible Improvements Super heterodyne Acousto-Optics Has bandwidth-limited Bulk acoustic resonators dynamic range As filters Advantages Limitations
Nasdaq:OPLK), a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative optical components and subsystems, today announced the initial shipment of its Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) products for use in a next-generation optical network application to be announced later this year.