Imagine Optic has developed an AO platform offering high performance and compatibility with a wide array of deformable mirrors and capable of addressing a wide array of adaptive optics applications.
In 2005, Imagine Optic SA introduced Mirao 52, first deformable mirror optimized for applications in life sciences. This DM uses electromagnetic actuators which offer large deformation and perfect linearity. The Mirao 52e has been a game changer in adaptive optics, it has allowed to respond perfectly to the rising numbers of applications in retinal imaging and several modalities in microscopy such as 2 photons and super resolution PALM/STORM. The Mirao 52e still is today a reference for AO applications in life science and has allowed the Micao 3DSR to demonstrate tremendous results in super resolution.
In 2010, Imagine Optic SA introduced ILAO (Intense Laser for Adaptive Optics), the first deformable mirror specifically designed for applications in ultra-high intensity lasers. ILAO offered high quality wavefront correction, easy maintenance and a unique adaptability to the application thanks to its scalable technology.
In 2014, Imagine Optic developed ILAO Star, that includes new mechanical actuators developed by Imagine Optic offering larger correction, faster operation and improved maintenance.
Aside from the developments made on the DM, Imagine Optic also developed Pharao, a new tool to complete the regular closed loop approach in ultra-high intensity lasers.
Over the past few years Imagine Optic has installed more than 50 AO kit based on ILAO and ILAO Star and allowed multiple installations to reach new limits in terms of intensity delivered on target.