Acousto-Optic Solutions

L3Harris has been designing, developing, and manufacturing acousto-optics since 1972. An industry leader in the field, we offer complete design services, commercial and custom acousto-optic products, as well as complete refurbishment services for all of our products.


L3Harris performs all acousto-optics research, design, development and testing of new solutions in-house. With a heavy investment in state-of-the-art optical communications and electronic equipment, we have the right tools for the job. Our facilites feature ten optics laboratories, three electronic laboratories, and over 4,000 square feet of optical component fabrication facilities enabling grinding, polishing, optical surface metrology, vacuum-deposition, reactive-ion milling and bonding, and high-precision, specialty machining. In combination with work performed for the government and other commercial companies, L3Harris independently researches new solutions for the telecom and defense industries.

Commercial Acousto-Optic Modulator Products

Multi-channel Modulators

Single-channel Modulators

Cavity Dumpers (Pulse Pickers)

High-speed, Brewster-windowed devices designed to support pulse-picking and mode-locking applications.

  • Model H-101 Acousto-Optic Modulator – SiO2 device that supports applications requiring higher optical power-handling capability than is available with single crystal devices offering similar modulation capability.
  • Model H-111 Acousto-Optic Modulator – TeO2 device that supports applications requiring higher diffraction throughput efficiency than is possible with fused silica devices offering similar modulation capability.

Let L3Harris Technologies help you solve your most difficult acousto-optic system design challenges.