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Microscopy

Your job is to discover the undiscovered without letting wavefront aberrations get in the way. Our job is to help you accomplish that with micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) deformable mirrors.

See beyond the capability of your current microscopes

Experiments may require deep penetration into living tissue or intact animal specimens to further your research. Fortunately, the current microscopy market is strong with technological advancements, favorable funding and regulatory procedures to launch new instruments for R&D in microscopy. The rising focus on nanotechnology and regenerative medicine is also fueling market growth.

While there are many different options available, our experts can help you find the best and most cost-effective solution for your specific need.

How Adaptive Optics Improves Microscopy

Iterative Multi-Photon Adaptive Compensation Technique (IMPACT)

In vivo fluorescence microscopy via iterative multi-photon adaptive compensation technique
Lingjie Kong and Meng Cui (cuim@janelia.hhmi.org)

Functional imaging of S1 cortex with awake, head-restrained GP5.17 mice. […]
[S]hows the two color imaging of astrocytes and neurons.
Red: SR-101 labelled astrocytes, Green: GCaMP6f expressing neurons. Scale bar: 5 µm.

S1 cortex of Thy1-YFP (H line) mice at large depth (~656 µm under the dura).

Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA

Whole Cell - 4Pi single marker switching nanoscopy with deformable mirrors

   
Two videos displaying the research capabilities of leveraging an adaptive optics system and the landmark results.

In Vivo Multiplexed Modulation AO Imaging

With adaptive optics, a clearer picture of research is possible.

Our products were built for your microscopy application needs

We have a wide array of solutions to meet your specific application needs. From our Broadband Optical Modulator for intensity modulation to our Deformable Mirrors (DM’s) for phase control, customers trust our products for their demanding microscopy applications.

Looking for a customized wavefront shaping solution? Click on the products below to find out more.

Standard Deformable Mirrors

Ideal for a range of microscopy applications, our mirrors offer sophisticated aberration compensation in an easy-to-use package. Use it with our upgraded driver (X-Driver) to receive the fastest in class response time from your deformable mirror setup. Learn more on the Standard Deformable Mirrors page.

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Broadband Optical Modulator

Our Optical Modulator products are perfect for laser communication as well as intra- and extra-cavity intensity modulation. The modulator is an optical modulation components for speeds up to 200 kHz. Learn more on the Broadband Optical Modulator page.

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Hex Class Deformable Mirrors

The unique HEX mirror architecture has the ability to tip, tilt, and piston multiple segments for alternative wavefront control. Learn more on the Hex Class Mirrors page.

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Customizable Adaptive Optics Software

Adaptive Optics Software Development Kit (AOSDK).
Boston Micromachines' customizable AOSDK gives you the ability to implement adaptive optics without the need for intense, low-level programming. Learn more on the AOSDK page.

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  • "We have been using spatial light modulators (segmented deformable mirrors) from BMC for nearly a decade, and have always been very pleased with our partnership with BMC, who has always provided excellent technical advice and customer support. We develop wavefront shaping techniques to image in strongly scattering media such as biological tissue, and speed and number of actuators are key parameters for our application. BMC’s products have been providing unmatched performance on all of these metrics with their segmented mirrors, and we have been able to break several records and achieve unprecedented imaging performance thanks to their Kilo-DM hardware.”

    Sylvain Gigan, Directeur adjoint (Deputy Director)

    Physics License department, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne University

  • “Boston Micromachines has been an important part of the adaptive optics community for two decades and it has been a pleasure working with them on many occasions over the years. We have frequently turned to them as suppliers of choice for our various applications in adaptive microscopy and have always found them to be supportive and responsive at every stage of the process. We currently have BMC hardware in various systems and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

    Martin Booth, Professor of Engineering Science

    Dynamic Optics and Photonics Group, University of Oxford

Let’s work together. We’ll help you see what’s never been seen before.

We believe you should be able to see clearly into the brain or other tissue to find the next big discovery. Let us help you choose the best deformable mirror for your system so you can focus on moving your research forward. Contact us today.