acous·​to-optic | \ ə¦küstō + \
variants: or less commonly acousto-optical \ " + \

Definition of acousto-optic

: of or relating to the use of ultrasound to modulate or change the direction of light in solids

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First Known Use of acousto-optic

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acousto-optic

acousto- + optic, optical

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“Acousto-optic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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