[ uh-koo-stoh-op-tiks ]
/ əˌku stoʊˈɒp tɪks /

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 of acoustooptics

First recorded in 1970–75; acoust(ic) + -o- + optics

Related forms

a·cous·to·op·tic, a·cous·to·op·ti·cal, adjectivea·cous·to·op·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019