Investigating the use of the acousto-optic effect for acoustic holography

Antoni Torras Rosell, Efren Fernandez Grande, Finn Jacobsen, Salvador Barrera Figueroa

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    Recent studies have demonstrated that the acousto-optic effect, that is, the interaction between sound and light, can be used as a means to visualize acoustic fields in the audible frequency range. The changes of density caused by sound waves propagating in air induce phase shifts to a laser beam that travels through the acoustic field. This phenomenon can in practice be captured with a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV), and the pressure distribution of the acoustic field can be reconstructed using tomography. The present work investigates the potential of the acousto-optic effect in acoustic holography. Two different holographic methods are examined for this purpose. One method first reconstructs the hologram plane using acousto-optic tomography and then propagates it using conventional near-field acoustic holography (NAH). The other method exploits the so-called Fourier Slice Theorem and bases all the calculations of the holographic algorithm on the Radon transform of the acoustic field. The validity of the proposed methods is examined in a simple study case by means of simulations and preliminary measurements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInterNoise 2012
    Number of pages12
    Publication date2012
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering - Marriott Marquis, New York City, NY, United States
    Duration: 19 Aug 201222 Aug 2012
    Conference number: 41


    Conference41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering
    LocationMarriott Marquis
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew York City, NY


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