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The Optical Engineer Companion SWIR is an optical metrology system comprising compatible and complementary optical hardware,software and accessories.
It combines at will and instantly any of our 3 HASO’s SWIR wavefront sensors with our R-FLEX2 SWIR metrology system and any of our 3 R-FLEX LA SWIR platforms for diameters ranging from 75 to 150 mm, in the SWIR. A selection of metrology laser sources at different wavelengths and focalization modules allow for dozens, even hundreds of different combinations and setups, making the Optical Engineer Companion the most versatile, evolvable and comprehensive instrument for optical engineers.
The Optical Engineer Companion SWIR : Optical metrology is a keystone in the manufacturing of high-performance optical components and systems, and it has been our core domain of expertise for the past 25 years. The numerous benefits the Optical Engineer Companion SWIR brings to the table originate in this extensive experience, building on several patented technologies and a persistent peer-to-peer philosopy.
Accuracy, insensitivity to vibrations, robustness and ease-of-use
Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing was pioneered and developed by Imagine Optic alongside 25 years of collaborations with the most demanding clients from both academia and industry and close to 3,000 instruments built, delivered and embodied by the HASO family of wavefront sensors. This wavefront analysis technology – now a standard in many fields such as telescope alignment and laser beam characterization – provides lambda/100 accuracy, insensitivity to vibrations and overall robustness and ease-of-use.
HASO LIFT, a 16-fold increase in spatial resolution
In a 2021 breakthrough, Imagine Optic gave Shack-Hartmann a “Big LIFT” with the adjunction of the Linearized Focal Plane Technique, resulting in a 16-fold increase in spatial resolution and bringing it on-par with interferometers for optical surfacecharacterization. On top of this exceptional performance and reliability, what really makes the Companion a unique set of instruments is the philosophy that guides Imagine Optic’s team approach to the optical engineer’s perspective and user experience. We are optical engineers ourselves, which means that we share similar everyday challenges with our clients and therefore know what matters most. Hence, while bringing together numerous optical and algorithmic innovations, we also saw the importance of magnetic-isometric repositioning and auto-alignment in order to save precious time and reduce or even eliminate tedious tasks.
MTF, 3D PSF and M-squared
Similarly, Waveview 4, the optical metrology software powering the Companion and all HASO wavefront sensors, underwent a major redesign in 2020 and currently provides the most comprehensive set of optics characterization values, including MTF, 3D PSF and M-squared.
Accuracy up to λ/100
Adaptive optics compatible
Resolution up to 342 000 phase points
Waveview4 premium metrology software
SDK available in C++ / Labview / Python
The Optical Engineer Companion SWIR specifications will obviously vary depending on the wavefront sensor and other components that are chosen for a particular setup. The R-FLEX2 SWIR platform and R-FLEX LA systems in SWIR are optimized to operate with our HASO’s wavefront sensors but carry a few limitations at the edge of wavelength ranges.
Please check individual spec sheets in the Downloads section nearby.
Optical Engineer Companion
R-FLEX2 metrology platforms
HASO4 wavefront sensors
LA metrology systems