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acoustooptics

[uh-koo-stoh-op-tiks] /əˌku stoʊˈɒp tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
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 of acoustooptics
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; acoust(ic) + -o- + optics
Related forms
acoustooptic, acoustooptical, adjective
acoustooptically, adverb
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