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Mirror 492-1.5 492-3.5μm 492-SLM 492-S-DM 492-S-SLM Kilo-1.5 Kilo-3.5 Kilo-SLM Kilo-S-DM Kilo-S-SLM
Actuator Count

492
(24 across a circular aperture)

492
(24 across a circular aperture)

492
(24 across a circular aperture)

492
(24 across a circular aperture)

492
(24 across a circular aperture)

1020
(32x32 array without 4 corners) or

952
(34 across a circular aperture)

952
(34 across a circular aperture)

1020
(32x32 array without 4 corners)

1020
(32x32 array without 4 corners) or

952
(34 across a circular aperture)

1020
(32x32 array without 4 corners)
Stroke
1.5μm 3.5μm 1.5μm 600 nm 600 nm 1.5μm 3.5μm 1.5μm 600 nm 600 nm
Aperture
6.9mm 9.2mm 6.9mm 6.9mm 6.9mm 9.3mm
or
9.9mm
13.2mm 9.6mm 9.3mm
or
9.9mm
9.6mm
Pitch
300μm 400μm 300μm 300μm 300μm 300μm 400μm 300μm 300μm 300μm
Mechanical Response (10%-90%)
<20µsec <80µsec <20µsec <20µsec <20µsec <20µsec <80µsec <20µsec <20µsec <20µsec
Approx Interactuator Coupling (+/-5%)
15% 13% 0% 15% 0% 15% 13% 0% 15% 0%

 
  • Zero hysteresis
  • Sub-nm average step size
  • Fill factor >99% (DM), 98% (SLM)
  • Surface figure: <30nm
  • Custom actuator counts available upon request
  • Actuator Yield: Standard: > 98%. We offer 100% actuator yield for an additional charge.
  • Recommended operating temperature: -10C – 30C
  • Recommended storage temperature: 0C – 80C
  • Recommended relative humidity: < 30%RH
 

Kilo-Class Driver Specifications

  • DIO Interface: SFP fiber link connection via PCIe
  • Form Factor: 3U Chassis (5.25" x 19" x 14")
  • 14 bit step resolution
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 34 kHz
  • Latency†: 30µsec
  • Dimensions: 5.25" x 19" 14"
 

S-Driver Specification

  • DIO interface: SFP fiber link (2.5 Gbps)
  • Latency†: 22.7 µsec
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 60 kHz
  • Resolution: 12 Bit
  • Average Voltage Step Size: 14 mV
  • Dimensions: 3.5" x 19" x 14" x2 (2 separate 2U Chassis for 19" Rack: Driver and Power Supply)
  • Connector Dimensions (W x D x H): 3.5" x 12" x 19"
  • Power Requirements: 120V 3A / 240 V, AC available
 

Low-Latency Upgrade Specifications

  • DIO Interface: Camera Link via PCIe Interface Card
  • Interface HV: 4 x 300 pin Megarray (1024 channel)
  • Form Factor: 3U Chassis ( 5.25" x 19" x 14")
  • Latency†: 17µsec
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 60 kHz
  • Power Draw: 40W
  • Output Current Limitation: 0.7 mA max.
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 295 V

† Latency defined as 1st word generated to last DAC updated

 

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
 

Mirror Coatings

  • Gold
  • Aluminum
  • Protected Silver (additional charge)
 

Protective Window with AR Coating

  • 400-1100nm
  • 1550nm
  • 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.

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   The Kilo-DM: An enabling component for precise, high speed, high resolution wavefront control. The Kilo-DM was originally developed for a DARPA coherent laser communication project and is currently used by the European Southern Observatory, NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder, the Subaru Observatory, and various defense agencies. ​ Scroll down for more information on options.

Continuous deformable mirror
Spatial Light Modulator

MEMS Deformable Mirrors 

MEMS Deformable mirrors are currently most commonly used in many AO applications given their versatility, the maturity of the technology, and their high-resolution wavefront correction capabilities. Using advanced, inexpensive manufacturing technology, MEMS DMs performance strengths are inherent to micromachining:


​   -Large actuator arrays compensate for high resolution wavefront errors
   -Advanced microstructures allow minimal influence between adjacent actuators for high spatial frequency wavefronts
​   -Optimized design enables rapid wavefront shaping for high speed applications

Scientific Publications 

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

   The S-Class: Advanced solution for high speed and low price. Ideal for increased depth imaging through turbid media. Pair either the 492-DM or Kilo-DM with the high-speed S-Driver for fast and precise wavefront control, achieving speeds up to 60 kHz. Scroll down for more information on options.

  

   The 492-DM: A high performance wavefront corrector ideal for demanding applications in astronomy and laser communications.  As an alternative to the popular Kilo-DM, the 492-DM can be used at a lower cost with powerful results.

Scroll down for more information on options. 


Mid Actuator Count ​Deformable Mirrors