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NO alignment
NO optical table
NO post-processing

800+ combinations

VIS-NIR or SWIR
Achromatic
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

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Pick a R-FLEX* Required

R-FLEX2 for VIS-NIR applications or R-FLEX2 SWIR for SWIR applications

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Choose a HASO* Required

9 HASO wavefront sensors to choose from 350 nm to 1700 nm

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Select a LA* Optional

R-FLEX LA in VIS-NIR or SWIR with diameters 30 mm to 150 mm

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Add Laser Diode Sources* Optional

Custom SMLS Laser Sources are available upon request on top of the 5 standard wavelengths.

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The Optical Engineer Companion : 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 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.

VIS-NIR or SWIR
Achromatic
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