Modular Adaptive Optics

A compact mini adaptive modular optical system with electronic controls. Carries out separate functions of modifying the wavefront on an optical path for transmission. Acts on the SPHERE, CYLINDER, LARGE ABERRATIONS. Also available for TILT and POLARIZATION CONTROL.

Computer interface with electronics and, software that make implementing complex optical systems possible.

Deformable Mirrors

Adaptica offers two deformable mirrors: Saturn and Pan.
The physical principle behind these mirrors is electrostatic attraction.

The main applications of our deformable mirrors are:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Biomedical devices
  • Astronomy
  • Free space optical communications
  • Microscopy
  • Scanning systems
  • Compensation of aberrating media
  • Vision Robotics, 3D imaging
  • Surveillance
  • Laser Optimization

Technical Specifications

SizeExternal Circular 2''
External Circular 30 mm diameter
Actuators32 rear 16 front, Bidirectional
32, Unidirectional
Active Area11 mm Diameter
11 mm Diameter
Max Stroke>10 um (typ. 14) Bidirectional
>10 um (typ. 14)
Minimal focal length<2.2 m Bidirectional
<2.2 m
Initial flatness< 75 nm rms
< 75 nm rms
Electrical SpecificationAg, Al, Au
Ag, Al, Au
0-250 V dc in
0-250 V dc in


Saturn is a real innovation in the field of adaptive optics as it controls and manages image aberrations in a more precise and detailed way, through its push-pull technology, than traditional deformable membrane mirrors.


  • New push-pull technology
  • Easy to integrate
  • Compatible with standard 2” mounts
  • Superior flatness at rest
  • High optical power


The Pan mirror is based on a standard membrane that deforms by means of electrostatic forces. It is compact and easy to integrate both in 1” laboratory optical systems and in industrial applications.


  • Easy to integrate
  • Very compact
  • Compatible with standard 1” mounts
  • Very good initial flatness
  • Achromatic