Rayleigh-Wave Theory and Application

Proceedings of an International Symposium Organised by The Rank Prize Funds at The Royal Institution, London, 15–17 July, 1985

  • Eric A. Ash
  • Edward G. S. Paige
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. N. Howard
      Pages 2-9
  3. Propagation

  4. Generation

  5. Components and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. R. S. Wagers
      Pages 132-150
    3. J. J. Gagnepain
      Pages 151-172
    4. C. Maerfeld
      Pages 191-218
  6. Rayleigh Waves in Ultrasonic Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
  7. Rayleigh Waves in Non-Destructive Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. G. S. Kino
      Pages 300-322
  8. Optical Guided Waves and Rayleigh Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. W. J. Stewart, I. Bennion
      Pages 341-356
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 357-362

About these proceedings


There is no respect for mere age in Science or Technology. Yet the cen­ tenary of the discovery, by the third Lord Rayleigh, that elastic waves can be guided by a surface, is memorable for the contradictions which it encompasses: Rayleigh's assessment of his classic 1885 paper as a rather minor mathematical development with a potential value only in seismology on the one hand; on the other the rediscovery of the subject in a totally that of electronic signal processing - which has led to its different fiel- explosive growth over the last twenty years. The new surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices have proved to be per­ electronic components. Today almost all television receivers con­ vasive tain one or more SAW filters, sophisticated radars depend on SAW signal processing, and SAW devices have been incorporated in ultra-high perfor­ mance opto-electronic systems. With the objective of surveying these developments and attempting to predict those that can be foreseen, as well as marking the centenary of Lord Rayleigh's discovery, The Rank Prize Funds' Committee for Opto­ Electronics organised a symposium in London, in July 1985. It was held in the Royal Institution, London, where Rayleigh himself once worked and often lectured. The present volume is the tangible outcome of the symposium, In which international experts survey.ed their various fields, and presented the most exciting recent developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric A. Ash
    • 1
  • Edward G. S. Paige
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82623-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82621-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-7252
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