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Appl Opt 2020 Oct;59(28):8951-8958

The photoelasticity of the (CTGS) crystal was studied by an interferometric method based on a single-pass Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The maximum number of sample orientations for the piezo-optic experiments was applied to prove accuracy in the determination of the piezo-optic coefficients. Based on the matrices of the piezo-optic coefficients and the elastic stiffness coefficients, all the coefficients of the elastic-optic matrix are calculated. For the highest coefficient, the acousto-optic efficiency is evaluated. The results obtained for CTGS are compared with the corresponding results for (langasite) crystals. The highest acousto-optic figure of merit of CTGS =1.66⋅10/ is two and three times higher, compared with langasite and strontium borate, respectively, which are often used for acousto-optic modulation of light in the ultraviolet spectral range.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.398428 | DOI Listing |

October 2020

Sensors (Basel) 2020 Apr 29;20(9). Epub 2020 Apr 29.

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology, Arnold-Sommerfeld-Str. 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, (F.M.).

The operation of the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) in liquids is plagued by small flexural admixtures to the thickness-shear deformation. The resonator surface moves not only in the transverse direction, but also along the surface normal, thereby emitting compressional waves into the liquid. Using a simple analytical model and laser Doppler vibrometry, we show that the flexural admixtures are stronger on the fundamental mode than on the overtones. The normal amplitude of motion amounts to about 1% of the transverse motion on the fundamental mode. This ratio drops by a factor of two on the overtones. A similar dependence on overtone order is observed in experiments, where the resonator is immersed in a liquid and faces an opposite planar wall, the distance of which varies. Standing compressional waves occur at certain distances. The amplitudes of these are smaller on the overtones than on the fundamental mode. The findings can be rationalized with the tensor form of the small-load approximation.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20092535 | DOI Listing |

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7249204 | PMC |

April 2020