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AOMC 3160-8

An 8-channel modulator for use at 364 nm, with a rise/fall time of 21 ns, an active aperture of 0.18 mm, and an operating frequency of 160 MHz.

Full Product Description
363.8 nm
Operating Frequency:
160 MHz
Active Aperture:
2.5 mm X .18 mm
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Product description

Combining optimum grade Fused Silica, high-quality optical finishing, high-grade anti-reflection coatings, with novel acoustic management and optomechanical design techniques, this multi-channel modulator achieves exceptional thermal management while maintaining superior beam quality and high optical throughput.

Key features

  • High Damage Threshold
  • Low insertion loss
  • Superior beam quality


Wavelength363.8 nm
AO mediumFused Silica
Acoustic velocity5.96 mm/µs
Operating Frequency160 MHz
Active Aperture2.5 mm X .18 mm
RF bandwidth50 MHz
Input impedanceNominal: 50 Ω
VSWRMax: 1.3 :1
Insertion lossMax: 2%
Anti-reflection coatingMIL-C-48497
Optical Damage Threshold200 W/mm²
Contrast ratioMin: 1000 :1
Polarization90° To Acoustic Wave

Performance vs Wavelength

Wavelength363 nm
Saturation RF power.8 W
Bragg angle4.9 mr
Beam separation9.8 mr

Performance vs Beam Diameter

Beam diameter180 μm
Beam diameter at wavelength364 nm
Diffraction efficiency65% min
Rise time21 nsec