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R&D Projects

R&D ProjectsHome / Imagine / R&D ProjectsImagine Optic currently and actively contributes to Research and Development projects on several hot emerging topics in the X-EUV spectra. As a team, we love a challenge, especially if it means pushing the limits of what has...

EPFL choses MICAO 3DSR for best axial localization in microscopy

EPFL choses MICAO 3DSR for best axial localization in microscopy

A MicAO 3DSR adaptive optics system has recently been installed in the laboratory of Pablo Rivera Fuentes at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Pablo chose the system because it provides the best axial localization precision due to astigmatic PSF induced...

Breakthrough in wavefront sensing for microscopy

Breakthrough in wavefront sensing for microscopy

GCaMP7 labelled neurons of the live, adult drosophila brain at 45µm depth, imaged with fast, closed-loop Adaptive Optics (AO) on a Light-Sheet microscope, using our new direct wavefront sensing approach - not requiring any guide star. All this has been made possible...

Telescope & optical systems alignment

Telescope & optical systems alignmentHome / Applications / Optical Metrology / Telescope & optical systems alignmentLens alignment is an extremely common problem. This task can be complicated and very time consuming. The HASO wavefront sensors developed by Imagine...

EUV and X-ray source parameters

Unfolding the EUV and X-ray source parametersHome / Applications / X-EUV / Unfolding the EUV and X-ray source parametersHigh-order harmonic generation (HHG) are created by the non-linear interaction of intense, often femtosecond infra-red (IR) laser beam with gas. The...

Automatic and manual alignment of EUV and X-ray optics

Automatic & manual alignment of EUV and X-ray opticsHome / Applications / X-EUV / Automatic & manual alignment of EUV and X-ray opticsThe shorter the wavelength, the more accurate the metrology has to be. This postulate is well-known by optics manufacturers and...

HHG, synchrotron and FEL

HHG, synchrotron and FELHome / Applications / X-EUV / HHG, synchrotron and FELBeamlines alignment, single or multiple optics assembly optimizations for Extreme UV (EUV) and X-rays are challenging. Physics studies of the EUV source generation could be completed with...

Spatio-spectral coupling characterization

Spatio-spectral coupling characterizationHome / Applications / Laser / Spatio-spectral coupling characterizationFocusing ultra-short laser beams produces such intense fields that spatial and temporal properties of the laser are no longer independent, subsequently...

Laser alignment

Laser alignmentHome / Applications / Laser / Laser alignmentAligning a laser, or any other optical system, requires precision and discipline as its performance is subject to rapid degradation. Wavefront analysis is the best fit, and the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor...

AO for high-power laser

AO for high-power laserHome / Applications / Laser / AO for high-power laserIt is a challenge to fully master spatial phase in Ultra-High Intensity Lasers (UHILs), and wavefront deformations can be caused by multiple parameters: individual optical elements that are...

Laser beam characterization

Laser beam characterizationHome / Applications / Laser / Laser beam characterizationUltra-High Intensity Lasers are notoriously complex. This means that mastery of their temporal, spectral and spatial performance is fundamental. Thanks to Shack-Hartmann measurement,...

On-axis & off-axis metrology

On-axis & off-axis metrologyHome / Applications / Optical Metrology / On-axis & off-axis metrologyThe characterization of the optical quality of a lens is a recurrent subject in the field of optics. The measurement of the wavefront is certainly the most complete way...