Abstract

We examine a novel approach for achieving frequency conversion of electromagnetic waves utilizing the dynamic compressibility of a suspension of microparticles that are driven by an acoustic wave. In particular, for resonantly driven gas bubbles in liquid, we find for small filling factors f that the acousto-optic dielectric constant is (1/0) ≈ fQ(p/p0), where Q is the quality factor for the oscillating bubble, p is the acoustic-wave pressure, and p0 is the ambient pressure.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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