Adaptive optics make their way to becoming more affordable

Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC; Cambridge, MA), a provider of MEMS-based deformable mirror (DM) products for adaptive optics systems, has reduced the price of its Mini-DM and Multi-DM systems, which boost resolution in microscopes and ophthalmic instruments. The new pricing structure represents the lowest prices available for complete DM solutions with 32 and 140 actuators.

The company lowered the prices of its introductory MEMS DMs to enable researchers to experience the benefits of MEMS-based wavefront correction devices that are useful in real-world imaging applications, says Paul Bierden, president and CEO of Boston Micromachines. The lower prices also enable educators to demonstrate adaptive optics in their classrooms and research labs will now be able to leverage MEMS technology in their research projects with a reduced impact on their budget, he says, adding that the company hopes that innovations in microscopy, retinal imaging, and laser beam shaping will emerge as a result.

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