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variants or less commonly acousto-optical
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: of or relating to the use of ultrasound to modulate or change the direction of light in solids

Word History


acousto- + optic, optical

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acousto-optic was in 1961

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“Acousto-optic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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