DIDAPTICA

Didaptica is the complete solution for teaching and learning adaptive optics technologies. It is based on Adaptica standard components and on all the mechanical/optical parts for creating the experiments.

BENEFITS
  • Low cost didactical tool
  • Tutorial examples and wizards included
  • A single tool for optics, control, and adaptive optics lectures and labs
  • Complete kit provides out-of-the-box functionality for real-time, high-precision wavefront measurement and control
  • Shack-Hartmann based wavefront sensor
  • Optics and mechanical hardware included
  • Stand-alone control software for a simple and immediate control of the system
  • A low-level support library to assist with tailored applications authored by the end user (optional)
KEY FEATURES

DIDAPTICA includes:
  • PAN deformable mirror
  • MERCURY Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor
  • Complete optics and mechanical hardware
  • Stand-alone control software for immediate control of the system
  • A low-level support library to assist with tailored applications authored by the end user (optional)
Deformable mirror driver electronics
Complete tutorial course
  • Learn the basics of optics and adaptive optics
  • Increase your manual skills in the lab
  • Ready to use lessons with explanations for teachers and resumes for students
  • Easily create your own lessons with a Matlab based open environment (optional)
PART LIST

PAN deformable mirror
Aberrated image of a fly's leg
and its spot reference
  • Active area: 11 mm
  • Minimum focal distance: 2.2 m
  • Number of actuators: 32
  • Membrane coatings: Ag, Al, Au
MERCURY wavefront sensor
  • Camera Type: CMOS
  • Camera Interface: USB 2.0
  • Nominal Pixel Size: 5.2 um
  • Max. fps in free run mode: 25
  • Lenslet array geometry: Orthogonal
  • Lenslet array pitch: 300 um
  • Lenslet array focal distance: 7 mm
IO32 control electronics
Corrected image and spot reference
  • Channels number: 32
  • Maximum driving voltage: 250 V
  • Bandwidth: 5 KHz
  • Interfaces: USB/ETH GB
  • Compatible with 32bit version of Windows XP/Vista/7
Optomechanical
  • Dichroic beam splitter: 2
  • Achromatic doublets lenses: 4
  • Laser: 1
  • LED: 1
  • Pin-hole: 1


Some results that you can reach with the Didaptica system. A correction of an image with Didaptica's adaptive optics closed loop (five iterations):



An adaptive closed loop on a reference laser spot (six iterations):



Brochure DIDAPTICA