Rencontres du Ciel et de l’Espace

The 11 edition of Rencontres du Ciel et de l’Espace, 1-3 Novermber 2018 at Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, France


Presenation of G. Dovillaire and & G.Blanchart

Friday, the 2nd of November, room 1, 14:15

“Alignez votre télescope avec un Shack-Hartmann : gagnez des magnitudes !”

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Wavefront sensing &control in the VLT/ELT era

Meet us at Wavefront sensing &control in the VLT/ELT era in Paris

22-24 October 2018

Hartmann sensor for Vortex

Hartmann sensor for vortex beam

Hartmann wavefront sensor characterization of a high charge vortex beam in the XUV spectral range

F. Sanson et al.

Optics Letters, vol.43, Issue 12, pp. 2780-2783


New tomographic approach

Tomographic approach for the quantitative scene reconstruction from light field images

Nicola Vigano, et al.

Optics Express Vol. 26, No. 18, p.22576

X-ray Phase Contrast Tomography

Elemental and optical imaging evaluation of zwitterionic gold nanoclusters in glioblastoma mouse models

Xavier Le Guével, et al.

Nanoscale, 2018

DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05299A

HASO R-Flex video

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

For more information about this product or live demonstration please write to us at or call us +33 (0)1 64 86 15 60.



Early diagnosis of Breast Cancer using innovative laser-driven X-Ray sources and phase-contrast X-Ray imaging

The X-Pulse project is a collaborative R&D project targeting early, reliable, breast cancer diagnosis with lower patient dose. The consortium will build a pre-clinical X-Ray imaging prototype, based on innovative technological bricks, such as an intense X-Ray source based on ultra-fast lasers, and a novel phase-contrast X-Ray imaging approach. Expected outcomes include better breast cancer screening, early diagnosis providing less invasive treatments and better prognosis.

The XPulse project is structured around 5 teams with complementing areas of expertise: Alphanov (coordinator), Amplitude Systèmes, Celia, Imagine Optic, Institut Bergonié.


X-Pulse is funded by the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine & FEDER.

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MicAO 3DSR demonstration site at Zurich ETH

Imagine Optic, the worldwide leader in wavefront sensing and adaptive optics, is pleased to announce that the latest iteration of MicAO 3DSR adaptive optics plug & play device for microscopy has been installed at Zurich ETH ScopeM imaging facility (director Dr. Gabor Csucs, manager Dr. Dorothea Pinotsi). This device is implemented on the latest Nikon N-STORM 5.0 microscope setup and is dedicated for single molecule super resolution methods, such as PALM, STORM and SPT. The correction of aberrations using MicAO 3DSR for these methods allows to detect at least 50% more photons and to improve 3D localization precision, typically up to 10nm. The device will be used by ScopeM imaging facility users and also will serve as another MicAO 3DSR demonstration site.

For more information about MicAO 3DSR please visit our website at and for booking a demo please write us at or call us +33 (0)1 64 86 15 60.

Euronews – VOXEL project

Imagine Optic, within the EU-funded VOXEL Project, develops disruptive 3D X-Ray imaging systems at very low-dose, as an alternative to X-Ray tomography. Success in this technology will open a novel route to drastically reduce the dose absorbed by the patient when 3D Imaging is required, thus minimizing the overall examination risk while keeping a good diagnosis performance.


Off-line mirror characterization

Complete turnkey system:

  • Up to 1.5 m long mirrors
  • 50 nrad rms accuracy / 1.2 mm resolution
  • HFM and VFM configuration
  • Mirror down to 1.7 m of radius of curvature
  • 2D slope/height maps
  • Measurement speed: 70 mm/min
  • Rotation and Tip/Tilt option
  • Full metrology software suite

This project is funded by EUROSTARS Program.

Example of results :

X and Y 2D slopes map result of the Stitching Shack-Hartmann optical head (SSHOH)

Contact the project consortium

Imagine Optic (Consortium management)

Telephone : +33 (0)1 64 86 15 60
Fax: +33 (0)1 64 86 15 61
Q-Sys B.V

Telephone : +31 (0)492 714434
Fax: +31 (0)492 714435