Acousto-Optic Deflectors


Brimrose Acousto-Optic Deflectors (AODs) combined with RF drivers are specially designed for high-speed scanning applications such as laser recording, optical scanning, signal processing, etc.

The AOD changes the diffraction angle of an input laser beam and its angular position is linearly proportional to the RF frequency, so that the higher the frequency, the larger the diffracted angle.


  • 1-D and 2-D Deflection Systems
  • Compact Integrated Design
  • Wide Spectral Wavelength Range
  • Uniform Scan Intensity
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Linear Polarization
  • Fast Switching Speed
  • High Resolution and Bandwidth
  • High Throughput
  • Custom Configurations Available


  • Photolithography
  • Continuous Laser Beam Deflection
  • Vector (Random) Scanning
  • Signal Processing
  • Graphic and Laser Printing
  • Optical Inspection and Digital Imaging
  • OEM Designs


Brimrose Free Space Acousto-Optic Devices


  • MHz to 3 GHz Frequency Shift Ranges
  • High Modulation Bandwidth up to 400 MHz
  • Fast Modulation Speed <5 nsec Rise Time
  • High Diffraction Efficiency
  • UV to LWIR Wavelength Ranges
  • High Optical Damage Threshold