AOKit ILAO Star – Adaptive Optics for High Power Lasers

AOKit ILAO Star – Adaptive Optics for High Power Lasers

Characterize Time

Takes less than 30 minutes

Compatibility

With Low (LM) & High (HM) lenses

Compatibility

With Low (LM) & High (HM) lenses

Performances

Fluorescent-based imaging systems

Performances

Fluorescent-based imaging systems

Characterize Time

Takes less than 30 minutes

The AO kit ILAO Star is an association of

  • HASO TM for a simple, precise and reliable measurement of the wavefront,
  • ILAO STAR TM for a smooth and stable correction,
  • WaveTune TM  for a total control of the operations, and
  • PharAO for the ultimate correction.

Performance

Adaptive Optics (AO): improves the performance of optical systems by reducing the effect of wavefront distortions with the goal of delivering the best focusing or image quality for science and industry.

  • HASO  TM
    HASO Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor offers accuracy (lambda/100 rms), linearity (<0.1% linearity error) and dynamic range all together without compromise. This will allow to reach optimum corrections performance or the possibility to fully characterize a phase modulators.
  • WaveTune  TM
    WaveTune addresses all the requirements for closed and open loop type of operations. It also offers advanced diagnostics and configurations of the interaction matrix which is a major step in the process of getting the AO system to perform.
  • Wavefront modulators
    ILAO Star is the wavefront correction element of the full-featured adaptive-optics solutions that Imagine Optic provides for ultra-intense and ultra-fast lasers. When combined with a HASO4 wavefront sensor and our WaveTune command & control software, you have a turnkey solution, where each element works together seamlessly via one ergonomic interface.

Description

AOKit ILAO Star – Adaptive Optics for Intense Lasers

The AO kit ILAO Star is a complete solution adaptive optics kit for intense laser applications and an association of:

  1. HASO TM  for a simple, precise and reliable measurement of the wavefront,
  2. ILAO STAR TM for a smooth and stable correction,
  3. WaveTuneTM  for a total control of the operations, and
  4. PharAO  for the ultimate correction.

Performance

Adaptive Optics (AO) improves the performance of optical systems by reducing the effect of wavefront distortions with the goal of delivering the best focusing or image quality for science and industry.

  • HASO TM
    HASO Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor offers accuracy (lambda/100 rms), linearity (<0.1% linearity error) and dynamic range all together without compromise. This will allow to reach optimum corrections performance or the possibility to fully characterize a phase modulators.
  • WaveTune TM
    WaveTune addresses all the requirements for closed and open loop type of operations. It also offers advanced diagnostics and configurations of the interaction matrix which is a major step in the process of getting the AO system to perform.
  • Wavefront modulators
    ILAO Star intense laser adaptive optics kit is the wavefront correction element of the full-featured adaptive-optics solutions that Imagine Optic provides for ultra-intense and ultra-fast lasers. When combined with a HASO4 wavefront sensor and our WaveTune command & control software, you have a turnkey solution, where each element works together seamlessly via one ergonomic interface.

PharAO

SOFTWARE FOR FOCAL SPOT OPTIMIZATION

Phase Retrieval algorithm PhaRAO is also available in WaveTune as an optional module. With the help of a simple CCD camera, PharAO enables users to control and optimize the focal spot directly in the interaction chamber.

Specifications

1. Focal spot diagnostic camera: 12 bits, GigaEthernet connection , 1628×1236 pixels, Pixel size: 4.4μm.
2.Phase Retrieval calculation
The phase retrieval algorithm processes the acquired data and calculates the differential aberrations between the wavefront sensor and the focal spot diagnostic camera. The result of these calculations is the differential aberrations of the system, i.e. aberrations that are present either on the wavefront sensor path or on the main laser path up, but not on both path (as those were corrected in the first step). Results are crossed checked by doing recalculation of the focal spot of calculated differential aberrations and checking that they are indeed similar to the acquired images of the focal spot. The phase retrieval algorithm has been optimized in terms of calculation speed. It can take several minutes for the usual algorithm to calculate a single wavelength. The optimized algorithm takes only a few seconds. This increase of speed is necessary in order to get the full correction within a few minutes even if several iterations of steps 2, 3 and 4 are necessary to get the perfect focus beam.

Visit the manufacturer’s website: www.imagine-optic.com

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