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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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Reflection spectra in E [parallel] a and E [parallel] b polarizations in the range 50-400 [cm.sup.-1] were measured on a vacuum spectrometer KSDI-82 using an acoustooptical receiver with an accuracy of [+ or -] 1 [cm.sup.-1].
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) in optical fibers is coupled with the light among two counterpropagating light waves through an acoustooptical process.
The importance of these materials lies in their ferroelectric and ferroelastic properties finding immense application in electro--and acoustooptical devices [2-4].