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Upgrade to the X-Driver and receive the fastest in class response time from your deformable mirror setup.

Details and specifications can be found in the table below.

     
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Mirror Mini-1.5 Mini-3.5 Mini-5.5 Multi-1.5 Multi-3.5 Multi-5.5 Multi-SLM
Actuator Count 32
(6 across
the active aperture)
32
(6 across
the active aperture)
32
(6 across
the active aperture)
140
(12 across the active aperture)
140
(12 across the active aperture)
140
(12 across the active aperture)
140
(12 across
the active
aperture)
Stroke 1.5µm 3.5µm 5.5µm 1.5µm 3.5µm 5.5µm 1.5µm (SLM)
Aperture 1.5mm 2.0mm 2.25mm 3.3mm 4.4mm 4.95mm 3.6mm
Pitch 300µm 400µm 450µm 300µm 400µm 450µm 300µm
Mechanical Response (10%-90%) <20µsec <100µsec <500µsec <60µsec <100µsec <500µsec <40µsec
Approx Interactuator Coupling (+/-5%) 15% 13% 22% 15% 13% 22% 0%

 
  • Zero hysteresis
  • Sub-nm average step size
  • Fill factor >99% (DM), 98% (SLM)
  • Surface finish: <30nm
 

Mini-Driver Specification

  • Completely powered and controlled by USB 2.0 interface
  • 14 bit step resolution
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 8 kHz with 34 kHz burst
  • Dimensions: 4" x 5.25" x 1.2"
 

Multi-Driver Specification

  • USB 2.0 interface
  • 120-240 VAC input
  • 14 bit step resolution
  • Frame Rate: 8 kHz with 34 kHz burst
  • Dimensions(W × D × H): 9" x 7" x 2.5"
 

X-Driver Upgrade Specifications

  • DIO Interface: Camera Link via PCIe Interface Card
  • #Parallel HV Output Channels: 32 or 140
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 300 V
  • HV Interface: 37-Pin D-Sub Connector (4x)
  • Resolution: 14-bit
  • Voltage Step Size: 18mV
  • Latency: <2µsec
  • Single Channel Update Rate: 400 kHz
  • Full Array Frame Rate (140 Channels): 100 kHz
  • External Power Supply: 24 V DC, 2A Max
  • Dimensions(W × D × H): 9" x 7" x 2.5"
 

Software Specifications

  • Windows XP/7/8/10, Linux OS Compatible
  • Basic Operation software included
  • C/C++, Matlab, Python, and Labview drivers included
  • Linux drivers available
  • Labview Beta Software available
 

Mirror Coatings

  • Gold
  • Aluminum
  • Protected Silver (additional charge)
 

Protective Window with AR Coating

  • 350-700nm
  • 400-1100nm
  • 650-1050nm
  • 1050-1620nm
  • 550-2400nm (additional charge)
 

Open-Loop Calibration

   

An enhancement over simple voltage control

For users who prefer to operate our mirror in deflection-space over voltage-space, we offer an upgrade to our basic control software. This option simplifies the use of the mirror in open loop situations where closed-loop operation is not desired or orthogonal shapes need to be generated. This can be purchased with your mirror or any time thereafter to enhance your DM control experience. This capability can be implemented in your existing software setup using any of the already-available software drivers included with your Multi- or Mini-DM.

 

Hermetic Seal

   

Improved Isolation from Harsh Environments

For users who would like an added level of isolation from the elements, we offer hermetical sealing on select models of our deformable mirrors. These mirrors meet the requirements of the MIL-STD-883 specification. Prices vary based on product. Please contact us for more details.

Geoff Andersen, Paul Gelsinger-Austin, Ravi Gaddipati, Phani Gaddipati, Fassil Ghebremichael, “Fast, compact, autonomous holographic adaptive optics,” Optics Express.

  

A.R. Jewel, V. Akondi, B. Vohnsen, “A DIRECT COMPARISON BETWEEN A MEMS DEFORMABLE MIRROR AND A LIQUID CRYSTAL SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR IN SIGNAL-BASED WAVEFRONT SENSING,” JEOS.

  

Cahoy, K. ; Marinan, A. ; Kerr, C. ; Novak, B. ; Webber, M. ; Kasdin, N.J., “CubeSat Deformable Mirror Demonstration mission (DeMi),” Aerospace Conference, 2013 IEEE.

  

Andrew Norton ; Don Gavel ; Renate Kupke ; Marc Reinig ; Srikar Srinath ; Daren Dillon, “Performance assessment of a candidate architecture for real-time woofer-tweeter controllers: simulation and experimental results,” Proc. SPIE 8617, MEMS Adaptive Optics VII, 86170A (March 5, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2000666.

  

Laura Marshall, “Q&A: Adaptive Optics ‘On the Rise’,” Photonics Media.

  

C. Baranec, R. Riddle, A. N. Ramaprakash, N. Law, S. Tendulkar, S. Kulkarni, R. Dekany, K. Bui, J. Davis, M. Burse, H. Das, S. Hildebrandt, S. Punnadi, R. Smith, “Robo-AO: autonomous and replicable laser-adaptive-optics and science system,” Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 844704 (September 13, 2012).

  

Renate Kupke ; Donald Gavel ; Constance Roskosi ; Gerald Cabak ; David Cowley ; Daren Dillon ; Elinor L. Gates ; Rosalie McGurk ; Andrew Norton ; Michael Peck ; Christopher Ratliff ; Marco Reinig, “ShaneAO: an enhanced adaptive optics and IR imaging system for the Lick Observatory 3-meter telescope,” SPIE doi:10.1117/12.926470.

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Adaptive Optics 

Advanced wavefront control with MEMS deformable mirrors produce higher contrast, higher resolution imaging. Wavefront shaping is achieved by correcting high-order aberrations caused by optical limitations, atmospheric turbulence and tissue nonuniformities. BMC's MEMS deformable mirrors offer unsurpassed correction and control, dramatically improving imaging precision. Looking for a complete adaptive optics solution? Click below to find out more. 

Scientific Publications 

​Want to find out more about how our deformable mirrors have been used? Read all about them in the scientific publications page.

Deformable Mirror in Adaptive Optics system

low Actuator Count ​Deformable Mirrors

The Multi-DM: A versatile, robust deformable mirror system for advanced wavefront control. The popular and versatile Multi-DM offers sophisticated aberration compensation in an easy-to-use package. With 140 precisely controlled elements and low inter-actuator coupling, this system is ideal for a broad range of applications including microscopyretinal imaging, and laser beam shaping. Scroll down for more information on options.

The Mini-DM: An economical solution for wavefront correction. The compact and affordable Mini-DM is ideal for laboratory-scale adaptive optics and proof of concept wavefront control. Its mirror surface is controlled by 32 electrostatic actuators which are individually commanded to achieve a desired shape. Scroll down for more information on options.