acoustooptics

acoustooptics

[uh-koo-stoh-op-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the science and technology of the interactions between sound waves and light waves passing through material media, especially as applied to the modulation and deflection of laser beams by ultrasonic waves.

Origin:
1970–75; acoust(ic) + -o- + optics

acoustooptic, acoustooptical, adjective
acoustooptically, adverb
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