acoustooptical cell

acoustooptical cell

[ə¦küs·tō¦äp·tə·kəl ′sel]
(electricity)
An electric-to-optical transducer in which an acoustic or ultrasonic electric input signal modulates or otherwise acts on a beam of light.
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