A bichromatic nondispersive acoustooptic deflector was recently described. A new system, relying on a slightly different principle, is proposed here. It allows simple glass lenses to be used for the chromatic compensation instead of the dispersive crystal-glass compound ones needed in the previous version. Moreover, the new system is tunable for any arbitrary pair of wavelengths. A practical system has been designed and the experimental results agree very closely with the theoretical predictions.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 20, 1984
Published: January 15, 1985
M. G. Gazalet, C. Bruneel, G. Waxin, J. M. Rouvaen, and E. Bridoux, "Tunable trichromatic acoustooptic deflector," Appl. Opt. 24, 243-246 (1985)