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Adaptive Optics

ALPAO Core Engine (ACE) is the perfect choice to control adaptive optics systems. Using ACE, you are able to develop quickly and efficiently your own adaptive optics instruments. ACE has been developed by optical engineers for optical engineers. Many features have been implemented to make AO always simpler and more powerful. The ...

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Pure Delay (computer Depend): 1.5 ms
AO Loop Frequency: 1200 Hz
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ALPAO Deformable Modal Mirrors (DMM) provide an excellent correction of the most common optical aberrations. Each control channel corresponding to one optical mode (e.g. focus or astigmatism), the control is straightfroward.

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Number Of Actuators: n/a
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): >100 um
Actuator Pitch: n/a um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 13.5 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): <30 nm
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ALPAO Deformable Mirrors (DMs) feature large strokes, high dynamic motion and an excellent optical quality. ALPAO DMs are providing state-of-the-art performances which will meet and exceed your requirements for fast and accurate wavefront corrections.

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Number Of Actuators: 241 to 3228
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 10 to 15 um
Actuator Pitch: 1500 to 2500 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 26.5 to 93 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): <7 nm
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ALPAO Deformable Mirrors (DMs) feature large strokes, high dynamic motion and an excellent optical quality. ALPAO DMs are providing state-of-the-art performances which will meet and exceed your requirements for fast and accurate wavefront corrections. 

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Number Of Actuators: 37 to 192
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 40 to 80 um
Actuator Pitch: 800 to 5000 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 5.6 to 45 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): <7 nm
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For the most demanding applications, ALPAO can provide a state-of-the-art ALPAO Real Time Computer (ALPAO RTC), a CPU linux based Real Time Computer (RTC) running up to 5kHz with the RTC latency lower than 150µs. Now available in Compact version (tabletop and rackable)

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Pure Delay: 150 µs
AO Loop Frequency: 5 kHz
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OASys adaptive optics solution couples SID4 wavefront sensor, OASys software and is compatible with any deformable optics: any provider and any technology such as piezoelectric deformable mirrors, mechanical deformable mirrors, electromagnetic deformable mirrors, and MEMS deformable mirrors as well as spatial light modulators and ...
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The Boston Micromachines Hex Class Deformable Mirrors offer an alternative to continuous and discrete segmented devices. Well suited for an array of applications from in vivo microscopy to high resolution astronomy, the Hex mirror architecture has the ability to tip, tilt and piston multiple segments for alternative wavefront control.

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Number Of Actuators: 1011
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 3.5 um
Actuator Pitch: 375 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 11.6 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): 40 nm
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The Kilo-DM deformable mirrors: A high performance wavefront corrector for demanding applications in astronomy, laser communications and imaging through scattering media.The Kilo-DM deformable mirror is an enabling component for precise, high speed, high resolution wavefront control. With 952 actuators controlled to under 1nm of ...

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Number Of Actuators: 952
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 3.5 um
Actuator Pitch: 400 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 13.2 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): 30 nm
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OKO introduces a 96-channel 25.4 mm membrane deformable mirror with embedded control electronics. The device has sturdy compact enclosure with dimensions of 90 x 90 x 43 mm (volume is about 0.35l), it is powered and controlled by a single USB link.    The mirror features full deflection of 19 μm and maximum update rate ...

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Number Of Actuators: 96
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 0 um
Actuator Pitch: 1500 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 25.4 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): 50 nm
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Building on customer feedback and learnings from over a decade, we are proud to present Optotune’s most effective liquid lens, the EL-12-30-TC. Redesigned from the ground up, it makes use of the latest materials and manufacturing technologies to provide best performance in a compact form-factor. The tunable lens can be shaped ...

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Clear Aperture: 12 mm
Scan Rate (max): 1000 Hz
Optical Power Range: -6-+10Diopter
Transmittance (min): 96 %
Power Consumption (max): 0.6 W
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With a clear aperture of 16mm Optotune presents the world‘s largest electrically focus tunable lens bringing fast and reliable focus control to high end applications. Based on the well-established shape-changing lens technology, the EL-16-40-TC can be shaped from a flat zero-state into a plano-concave or plano-convex lens, ...

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Clear Aperture: 16 mm
Scan Rate (max): 1000 Hz
Optical Power Range: -2-+3Diopter
Transmittance (min): 96 %
Power Consumption (max): 0.6 W
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BIMORPH DEFORMABLE MIRRORS
Active Optics NightN Ltd
ONE OF OUR UNIQUE FEATURES — WATER COOLED BIMORPH MIRRORS FOR HIGH POWER LASERS, TO ELIMINATE THE RISK OF THERMAL DAMAGE UP TO 50 KW/CM2.

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Number Of Actuators: 512
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 30 um
Actuator Pitch: 8 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 20-1000 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): -- nm
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LIQUID LENS OBJECTIVE BW-09-01
Befort Wetzlar OHG
The liquid lens objective is an S-mount objective with internal focusing on the basis of a liquid lens. The working distance can be electronically set by applying voltage. This procedure makes mechanical components completely obsolete. The objective’s design is compact and robust. The objective has excellent optical properties ...

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Wavelength Range: 440-650nm
Focal Length: 3.35-3.35mm
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Typical Deformable Mirror
Dyoptyka
Dyoptyka has developed an innovative solution, using a phase-randomizing deformable mirror, for the reduction of speckle and other unwanted interference effects that can arise when using lasers and partially coherent sources of illumination such as superluminescent diodes.It offers a unique combination of advantages over alternatives ...

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Number Of Actuators: --
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): -- um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): -- mm
Surface Quality (RMS): -- nm
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Small Deformable Mirror
Dyoptyka
Dyoptyka has developed an innovative solution, using a phase-randomizing deformable mirror, for the reduction of speckle and other unwanted interference effects that can arise when using lasers and partially coherent sources of illumination such as superluminescent diodes. It offers a unique combination of advantages over ...

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Number Of Actuators: --
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): -- um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): -- mm
Surface Quality (RMS): -- nm
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PTT489 Deformable Mirror System
Iris AO
The PTT489 DM system is a high-performance, factory calibrated deformable mirror with precision, low-noise drive electronics. Intuitive mirror positioning commands use piston-tip-tilt (PTT) values or Zernike coefficients. The USB interface makes setting up the system very easy. Stable DM calibration enables years of reliable ...

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Number Of Actuators: 489
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 7 um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 7.7 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): 30 nm
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PTT111L Deformable Mirror System
Iris AO
The PTT111L DM system is a high-performance, factory-calibrated deformable mirror with precision, low-noise drive electronics. Intuitive mirror positioning commands use piston-tip-tilt (PTT) values or Zernike coefficients. The USB interface makes setting up the system very easy.

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Number Of Actuators: 111
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 7 um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 7 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): 30 nm
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PTT111 Deformable Mirror System
Iris AO
The PTT111 DM system is a high-performance, factorycalibrated deformable mirror with precision, low-noise drive electronics. Intuitive mirror positioning commands use piston-tip-tilt (PTT) values or Zernike coefficients. The USB interface makes setting up the system very easy. Stable DM calibration enables years of reliable wavefront ...

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Number Of Actuators: 111
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 5 um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 3.5 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): 20 nm
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Mirrorcle Technologies MEMS Software
Mirrorcle Technologies Inc
The software suite enables users to perform MEMS mirror device driving from proof of concept in new application development to products. Additionally, it has been proven to be an excellent educational tool for MEMS students and professionals. It features software development capabilities with extensive C++, Matlab, Labview and ...
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Mirrorcle Technologies MEMS Mirrors
Mirrorcle Technologies Inc
Mirrorcle Technologies Gimbal-less Two-Axis Scanning MEMS Mirror Devices are based on proprietary ARI-MEMS fabrication technology initially developed through research projects at the Adriatic Research Institute (“ARI”) in Berkeley, CA. They provide very fast optical beam steering across two axes, while requiring ultra-low ...

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Number Of Actuators: 3
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 10 um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 2.4 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): -- nm
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MEMS Tilting Micro-Mirror
Preciseley Microtechnology Corp
MEMS Tilting Micro-Mirror.  

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Number Of Actuators: 5
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 1.66 um
Actuator Pitch: -- um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 1 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): -- nm
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Deformable Mirrors
Optical Physics Co
A Missile Defense Agency-funded company developing the next generation of deformable mirror systems hopes to become known as the supplier of the products because its are more precise, more versatile, stronger, and faster than those currently available. One reason why officials at Optical Physics Company (OPC; Calabasas, CA) believe ...

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Number Of Actuators: --
Wavefront Tip-Tilt Stroke (PtV): 8 um
Actuator Pitch: 15 um
Pupil Size (Clear Aperture): 100 mm
Surface Quality (RMS): -- nm
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Dynamic Optics provides adaptive lenses that can replace deformable mirrors in many applications in order to design compact adaptive optics systems. Dynamic Optics multi actuator adaptive lenses can correct up to the 4th order of Zernike polynomial with a response time < 5ms.

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Clear Aperture: 10.5 mm
Scan Rate (max): 100 Hz
Optical Power Range: -3.5-3.5Diopter
Transmittance (min): 90 %
Power Consumption (max): -- W
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The AO series adaptive lens system is a focusing module which can be mounted in front of a fixed focal length lens to rapidly change focus. This adaptive lens allows the user to refocus the lens faster than mechanically moving the lens with traditional motorized solutions. The built-in driver has been specifically developed to ...

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Clear Aperture: 23 mm
Scan Rate (max): 100 Hz
Optical Power Range: -3.5-0Diopter
Transmittance (min): 90 %
Power Consumption (max): 5 W
Data Sheet
The AO series adaptive lens system is a focusing module which can be mounted in front of a fixed focal length lens to rapidly change focus. This adaptive lens allows the user to refocus the lens faster than mechanically moving the lens with traditional motorized solutions. The built-in driver has been specifically developed to ...

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Clear Aperture: 23 mm
Scan Rate (max): 100 Hz
Optical Power Range: 0-3.5Diopter
Transmittance (min): 90 %
Power Consumption (max): 5 W
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Frequently Asked Questions

Adaptive optics is a technology that is used to correct for distortions in optical systems caused by atmospheric turbulence, lens aberrations, and other factors. It involves the use of deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and other components to dynamically adjust the wavefront of a laser or other light source.

Adaptive optics are used in a variety of applications, including astronomy, laser processing, and microscopy. They can be used to improve image resolution, increase laser beam quality, and correct for optical aberrations.

There are several types of adaptive optics systems available, including Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors, bimorph mirrors, and membrane mirrors. Each type of system is designed for a specific application and offers unique benefits.

Adaptive optics offer several benefits, including improved image resolution, increased laser beam quality, and the ability to correct for optical aberrations. They are also becoming more affordable and accessible, making them a valuable tool for many industries.

When selecting an adaptive optics system, it's important to consider factors such as the desired correction speed, the number of actuators in the deformable mirror, and the wavelength range of the system. It's also important to select a system that is compatible with your existing optical setup and meets your specific application requirements.

There are several manufacturers that offer adaptive optics systems, including Boston Micromachines Corporation, Imagine Optic, Iris AO Inc., and more. Findlight.net provides a comprehensive list of manufacturers and their products to help you find the right adaptive optics system for your application.

Yes, many manufacturers offer technical support and service for their adaptive optics systems. Contact the manufacturer or distributor of your system for more information on technical support options.

Adaptive optics is an advanced technology that allows for real-time correction of optical distortions caused by atmospheric turbulence, lens aberrations, and other factors. By using deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and other components, adaptive optics systems can dynamically adjust the wavefront of a laser or other light source, leading to improved image resolution and laser beam quality.

Did You know?

Adaptive optics technology has revolutionized various fields, such as astronomy, microscopy, and laser processing. With its ability to correct for optical distortions in real-time, adaptive optics systems have become increasingly important in improving image resolution and laser beam quality. The technology relies on the use of deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and other components to adjust the wavefront of a laser or other light source, allowing for dynamic correction of aberrations. Applications of adaptive optics include reducing blurring in astronomical imaging, improving the accuracy of laser machining, and enhancing resolution in microscopy. By selecting the right adaptive optics system for their specific application, users can achieve significant improvements in their optical performance.