HASO R-Flex video

Introduction video of HASO R-Flex, optical metrology tool based on wavefront sensing for characterizing optics.

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HASO R-Flex unites Imagine Optic’s patented HASO Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors with a collimator and a focusing module. It provides users with a versatile and turnkey solution for precision characterization of optical systems and surfaces. Its has a standard accuracy of λ/100, λ/200 in double pass configurations, and it is insensitive to vibrations or atmospheric turbulence. Thus, It enables users to perform measurements that meet the most stringent requirements for reliable, repeatable results. Even more, the accuracy increases if the aberration is close to the diffraction limit.

Versatile and multifunctional

Because different users have different needs, the f/# of HASO R-Flex can fit to each user’s requirements. You just need to choose the focusing module best suited for the task at hand.  Imagine Optic offers factory models that are available from f/#=1 to f/#=15 to ensure maximum sampling points. Please see the product page of standard focusing units.

Recently, we developed HASO4 R-Flex50 for two wavelength ranges; 400-700nm (VIS) and 650-1100nm (NIR). This broadens the capacity of the HASO R-Flex to inspect optical components in term of chromatic aberrations for example.

Characterizing large optical components

Characterizing large optical components or complex systems performs easily as the exit beam is divergent. Thereby it allows users to set to focal spot to any point. When set at the centre of concave mirrors, surface defects can be measured and analyzed.

HASO R-Flex comes with WaveView wavefront measurement and analysis software that runs under Windows 7. It displays aberrations in real-time so that users can immediately see the effects of various positioning or alignment adjustments.

Its small footprint allows to it be easily mounted onto translation stages so samples can be measured on-axis or at any point in the field.

Key applications

  • Analyze the transmitted wavefront of optical systems with double path configuration
  • Characterize optical surfaces
  • Characterize chromatic aberrations
  • Input a divergent beam for direct wavefront measurements

The implemented Wavefront sensor 

Above all, the implemented wavefront sensor provides 3400 independent measurement points. In fact,  it is able to perform simultaneous and independent measurement of both phase & intensity. Also, it delivers true absolute measurement and an unbeatable accuracy and dynamic range.

Even more, our product is temperature stabilized for long term measurements.