Each Mini AO kit includes your choice of a gold- or aluminum-coated 32-actuator MEMS-based Mini Deformable Mirror (DM) manufactured by BMC, Thorlabs’ Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor, all imaging optics and associated mounting hardware, fully functional stand-alone control software for immediate control of the system, and a low-level support library to assist with tailored applications authored by the end user. When combined, these components are designed for use in the 600 - 1100 nm range and the 400 - 1100 nm range, respectively, and provide a closed-loop frame rate of 8 Hz when in correction mode.
With a $12,000 price tag that offers savings of about 50% compared to previously available AO solutions, these Mini AO kits will enable Adaptive Optic technology to be employed in a greater number of commercial and research applications.
To learn more about any of our AO kit options, visit http://www.thorlabs.com/
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About Thorlabs: Thorlabs, an active member of the international Photonics community for 20 years, manufactures core and system-level equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, optical detectors, motion control equipment, OCT, confocal, adaptive optics, and vibration isolation systems. As our community’s needs change, we are eager to bring new products and services to market that facilitate the adaptation of new ideas, technologies, and experimental techniques. To that end, Thorlabs recently extended office hours to cover late nights and Saturday mornings. With offices based in the US, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China, Thorlabs is focused on providing fast response to customer inquiries and same-day shipment for stock items. For more information, visit http://www.thorlabs.com.