Integrated Systems AO

Integrated Systems AO

The integrated adaptive optics systems are made of a deformable element that can be a mirror, an electronic control unit and a wavefront sensor.
Adaptica produces two different AO systems: Europa and Ganymede.

The first works in an open-loop fashion i.e., it does not incorporate a wavefront sensor, while Ganymede closes the control loop through this type of sensor.


Ganymede-P is the complete closed loop system from Adaptica based on the PAN deformable mirror and on the Mercury wavefront sensor (with the optional MMOS SDK). It is specifically developed for industrial R&D departments and university laboratories with main applications as: a didactical demonstrator for adaptive optics, image acquisition in time varying environments, and beam control in time varying environments


  • Easy to use, user friendly software interface graphics, C, C++, Matlab software API (compatible with 32bit version of Windows XP/Vista/7)
  • Embedded technology
  • Kit includes deformable mirror, electronic high-voltage mirror driver and Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor
  • Closed loop operation via simple software interface
  • Compatible with standard optical mounts


This system includes an electronic control unit (IO64 and IO32), a deformable mirror (Saturn or Pan) and control software.
Europe is the simplest of Adaptica’s AO systems because it is the only one that does not feature a wavefront sensor. This allows it to monitor and effectively modify the wavefront in an open loop.


  • Easy to use
  • Compact
  • Compatible with Adaptica Mercury or third-part wavefront sensor


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 testing and experimentation. This system enables you to learn the basics of optics and adaptive optics, increase your manual skills in the lab and easily create your own lessons with a Matlab based open environment (optional).


  • 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 simple and immediate system control
  • A low-level support library to assist with tailored applications authored by the end user (optional)

Key Features:

File Description File size
pdf ADAPTICA_Brochure_Didaptica 2 MB
pdf ADAPTICA_Brochure_Europa-PS 1 MB