AO Deflector AOD

An acousto-optic deflector spatially controls the optical beam. In the operation of an acousto-optic deflector, the power driving the acoustic transducer is kept on, at a constant level, while the acoustic frequency is varied to deflect the beam to different angular positions.Acousto-Optic Deflectors AODs are used in Laser scanner,Laser microscope,Electrical spectrum analyzer.

Precise shaping of laser light by an acousto-optic deflector.
Tiffany presented a laser beam shaping method using acousto-optic deflection of light and discuss its application to dipole trapping of ultracold atoms. 

Manufacturers for Acousto Optic Deflectors:

AMS Technologies is Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for Optical, Power and Thermal Management Technologies.

An acousto-optic deflectors was laser beam deflection to realize a large number of resolvable spots. It may be used to replace mechanical scanners such as the rotating polygons.In recent years most of the effort was directed toward Bragg cells for optical signal processing applications.But finally nowadays Acousto-optic deflectors have many advantages over electro-mechanical devices, such as fast response time, high precision, and stability of a raster obtained.Acousto-optic deflectors provide a simple solid state scanner which eliminates the inherent drawbacks of mechanical scanners due to moving parts such as facet errors and the requirement of realignment because of bearing wear.

Gooch & Housego's RF Drivers for Acousto-Optic Deflectors produce performance unmatched by other Drivers. Gooch & Housego can supply the appropriate Driver for Deflectors used for Commercial, Research, or Laboratory use. Gooch & Housego's Drivers control single or multiple Laser beams which give the customer complete control of the laser beam output.

Acousto-optic light modulators(AOM)
Acousto-optic light deflectors(AOD)
Acousto-optic tunable filters(AOTF)

Panasonic Acousto-Optic Light Modulators:

Low driving power(0.5 to 2.5 W)
Wide modulation bandwidth(DC to 40 MHz)
Superior temperature characteristics(2:200ppm/Cels.)